Andhra Pradesh

‘Naidu invoking secularism for votes’

Chinta Mohan

Chinta Mohan  

Chinta calls Jagan power-hungry

Former Union Minister Chinta Mohan on Saturday said that special category status (SCS) alone would help Andhra Pradesh overcome its financial crunch and usher in industrial growth.

Addressing members of Dalit forums at the Ambedkar Bhavan here, he said SCS could be achieved only on the election of Mr. Rahul Gandhi, who had assured people of the State of granting it the first day after taking oath.

Dr. Mohan said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu made a u-turn by forgetting his past alliance with the Vajpayee government and until recently with Modi.

It was ridiculous that Mr. Naidu was talking about secularism for votes, he said.

Calling YSR Congress party Chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy politically immature, Dr. Mohan said he was hungry for power and neither the BJP nor the YSRCP had anything to do with the SCS.

He exhorted Dalits and Other Backward classes (OBCs) to unite with the Kapus to fight for political power in Andhra Pradesh as in the past seven decades, only two dominant upper caste communities had ruled the State and ignored them.

‘Dalits feeling insecure’

He claimed that minorities and Dalits were insecure under the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.

Dr. Mohan said the BJP government had politically abused the Election Commission, judicial bodies and the Reserve Bank of India.

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