Andhra Pradesh

KCR acting at the behest of Modi: Naidu

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu addressing the media on Sunday.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu addressing the media on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: HAND OUT

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‘It is a conspiracy to destabilise the State government’

In a strong retort, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday described his Telangana counterpart K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s criticism as a conspiracy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, KCR and YSRCP president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy aimed at destabilising him out of jealousy for the TDP government’s achievements.

He alleged that KCR was apparently acting at the behest of Mr. Modi and Mr. Jagan entered into a tacit understanding with the BJP to save himself from the corruption cases pending against him. “I will not object if KCR comes to A.P. for election campaigning and the BJP, the TRS and the YSRCP form an alliance. People will deliver their verdict,” Mr. Naidu observed.

Addressing media persons at the Praja Vedika, Mr. Naidu said KCR should remember that it was in the TDP that he started his political career.

Objecting to KCR’s comment that he was an opportunist, Mr. Naidu said the Telangana CM appeared to have forgotten the alliances he had forged with the Congress and the TDP and his promise to merge his party with the Congress if it conceded statehood for Telangana.

Tie-up with Cong.

He said the TDP had joined hands with the Congress because of its promise to give the SCS, support extended by it to the no-confidence motion moved by the TDP in Parliament and for taking up the issues concerning the State.

Mr. Naidu alleged that Mr. Modi had bailed out KCR in a case pertaining to awarding of a contract for the construction of an ESI hospital in Hyderabad.

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