Modi Came All The Way From Delhi To Berate Me: Naidu
The PM was starving AP of funds as he (Naidu) had sought his resignation when he was the CM of Gujarat for the massacre of Muslims, the AP CM claimed.
Hyderabad | 10th February 2019
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he had come to the state all the way from Delhi just to berate him, and had run away from replying when asked why he had failed to help the state government develop Amaravathi.
Addressing a public meeting after launching the distribution of housing sites for his government's flagship one lakh housing facility for the poor at Vijayawada, Naidu lashed out at Modi for coming to the state only to target its government and make false charges and remarks against the ruling TDP government.
Modi had no response to the queries of the people about the state's development, Naidu claimed. He said that Modi was making melodramatic comments that the Congress dividing the state was equivalent to separating a mother and child, but that he was cheating the mother, Andhra Pradesh, by denying funds for her welfare and development.
"I have been to Delhi 29 times for special status, and Polavaram was in the bifurcation Act, and the Centre has ignored our repeated pleas," he railed.
"The TDP would have got 15 more seats if it had no truck with the BJP, but we went ahead with the alliance since we had the best interests of the state in mind. However, Modi is still targeting our state as I had sought his resignation when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the massacre of Muslims in the state. The Centre did not give funds for Amaravathi, the construction of which is the collective responsibility of the state and the Centre, and has starved our state in many other ways. And the YSRCP is hand in glove with the BJP in return for the cases against Jagan being ignore, and has helped mobilise people for Modi's public meeting," he said.
Referring to the comments of taking a U-turn, the AP CM said that he had taken the right turn but it was the Modi government that had taken a reverse turn on extending support to Amaravathi's development. "The Centre has given 670 awards to the state and is now criticising us," he said.
Addresssing Modi's comments that he had backstabbed NTR and taken over the reins of the state, Naidu said that Modi had insulted his guru L K Advani by not acknowledging the latter's namaskar, and had no moral right to speak of anyone else.
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