TDP polit bureau member K.E. Krishna Murthy flayed Union Minister Purandeswari for politicising the issue of installing NTR statue in Parliament.

Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, the TDP leader said the party gave a letter for installing the statue 10 years ago. Ignorance of the facts by the Union Minister was regrettable, he said. Even though the letter was dispatched three months ago, the State government sat over it and hid the facts.

He said the Union Minister should not have created controversy over the statue of her father.

Naming of airport

He said the Hyderabad Airport was the brain child of former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu who tried his best for naming the airport after NTR. But the Congress which entered the picture at the last minute named it after Rajiv Gandhi.

Had the Union Minister had any love for her father she should have protested against the move. It was regrettable that she joined the very party against which her father fought throughout his life.

He said she was trying to drag the Mr. Naidu into controversy to settle old scores.

District president Somisetty Venkateswarlu said the district general body would be conducted at Nandyal on December 14.