Modi Calls Naidu Back-Stabber, Focused On "Son Rise"
In a public meeting in Guntur, the PM said the AP CM was senior to him in backstabbing politics, making U-turns and facing defeats in consecutive elections.
Hyderabad | 10th February 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lashed out at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, saying that the latter had done nothing for the state and only kept claiming that he was senior to him (Modi) in politics.
Speaking at a public meeting in Guntur, Modi said that he had given a lot of respect to Naidu as the latter was senior to him in politics. However, the reality was that Chandrababu Naidu was senior to him in backstabbing politics, in making U-turns and in facing defeats in consecutive elections, he said.
He also mocked Naidu saying that the latter was also senior to him when it came to aligning with anybody as part of opportunistic politics. The PM expressed wonder at how Naidu had joined hands with TDP's arch-rival the Congress which originally bifurcated the state, and demanded an explanation from Naidu to the people of the state on the issue. He lamented that Naidu bowing before the Congress leaders against whom NTR had fought all through his life would have resulted in NTR's soul writhing in pain, and said that the TDP boss was putting aside the welfare and self-respect of the people of the state for his own personal ambitions and gains.
Modi also claimed that Naidu was scared of him as he was working as the watchdog of the country, and that the AP CM was working on the grand alliance of opposition parties only to attack him continuously and protect himself. He also said that the TDP chief was now struggling to keep his party intact instead of focusing on the development of the state and its capital. The selfishness of the TDP chief could also be seen in how he was seriously focused on trying to ensure the rise of his son in politics, working on a Sonrise State slogan now instead of his original Sunrise State slogan, Modi alleged.
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