Modi takes pot shots at KCR, Chandrababu Naidu

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on March 29, 2019

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi took pot shots at K Chandrasekhar Rao and N Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP), respectively, on Friday.

At separate political rallies in Mahbubnagar (Telangana) and Kurnool (AP), Modi said Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief KCR’s rule was an excellent example of ‘family politics’ and decisions based on Astrologer’s advise. On the other hand, he said Naidu was more interested in promoting his son Nara Lokesh than the interests of the State.

Modi said, post the bifurcation of AP, the State was suffering because of Naidu, whom Modi described as “U-turn Babu and sticker babu’, who indulged in going back on promises and focussing on son-rise AP instead ofsunrise AP. Criticising him for problems created in implementing projects and promises on Amaravati as the capital, Modi said the CM was adept at putting ‘stickers’ on Central schemes and owning it as his government’s initiative. He blamed the CM and the State government for the delay in the execution of the Polavaram project even though the NDA government was releasing funds on time.

Modi asked the people of Rayalseema city: “Who has sanctioned the first IIT for the State, the first IIM, the first tribal university, the first AIIMS at Mangalagiri, the Mega Solar Park, Kurnool? It is your chowkidar and pradhan sevak. But U-turn Babu would not acknowledge it.”

The PM made only a passing mention of YSR Congress and the Congress, castigating the Telugu Desam Party, the Congress and the YSR Congress as dynastic ones.

In Mahbubnagar, where the BJP has fielded DK Aruna, who defected at the last minute from the Congress, Modi claimed that KCR rushed into an early Assembly elections, instead of a combined one with the Lok Sabha, because he feared that Modi wave would humble his TRS.

Published on March 29, 2019

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