Minister V Prashanth Reddy today criticised the Andhra Pradesh government for "begging the Centre for its governance".
Participating in a paddy protest at Nizamabad, Reddy said that the erstwhile united AP rulers had claimed that Telangana would have to beg if statehood was achieved. However, it was Telangana that was doing well now and the AP CM who was begging the Centre for regular expenditure as his state was in serious financial problems, he claimed.
Reacting to this, AP Minister Perni Nani hit out at Prashanth Reddy. He asked why KCR was frequently visiting Delhi to seek funds and why he was so keen to join the union cabinet.
"If the Telangana government indeed has abundant money, then why isn't it paying the contractors of the state? The truth is that despite Hyderabad getting huge income, Telangana is now in debts. And KCR adopts double standards by talking against the BJP government here but meeting union ministers to seek their support. Our CM Y S Jaganmohan Reddy will not bow before anybody for their friendship. And let's not forget that Hyderabad was developed with support from the AP people. The rulers of Telangana are enjoying the fruits of the development of Hyderabad by the Andhra people," Nani said.
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