Andhra Pradesh

Naidu: NBW a conspiracy to destabilise my government

State will appeal against Maharashtra court order, he says

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said here on Sunday there was no truth in the statement of BJP president Amit Shah that the BJP-led Maharashtra government had no role in the recent issuance of the non-bailable warrant against him and other senior party leaders by a local magistrate of Dharmabad in Nanded district. The first class judicial magistrate asked Mr. Naidu to appear in person on September 21.

“A conspiracy is being hatched by the BJP-led Central government and the Maharashtra government to destabilise my government. But we will not be cowed down by such actions. I along with my party leaders went to Babli project to protect the interests of the farmers in North Telangana. The local police acted ruthlessly and arrested us. We were confined to the guest house for three days and later flown back to Hyderabad,” said Mr. Naidu who added that the State would appeal against the NBW.

Mr. Naidu along with several other leaders including Social Welfare Minister Nakka Ananda Babu visited the project site in 2010.

Weaving a story: YSRCP

Special Correspondent in Tirupati writes: The YSRCP and the BJP came down on the TDP and Mr. Naidu for “weaving a story” out of the arrest warrant.

At a media conference here, YSRCP State general secretary Bhumana Karunakar Reddy said the party was trying to derive political mileage from a trivial development. He rubbished it as a very insignificant case akin to road traffic rule violation, in which the TDP “has seen a political opportunity”. “He is dragging the YSRCP into a totally unrelated issue. By casting aspersions on a court, the TDP is besmirching the image of the judiciary. The court should take suo motu cognisance of the TDP leaders’ statements appearing in a section of the media and take action,” he said. Similarly, BJP State spokesperson G. Bhanuprakash Reddy flayed the TDP for blaming Narendra Modi and the NDA for “anything and everything” and wondered if the warrant had anything to do with the Centre.

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