Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu, on Thursday (November 29), took a jibe at Chandrasekhar Rao by calling him “small Modi”, alleging he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were both ‘cheating’ people.
“There is one big Modi in Delhi and small Modi here in the form of KCR. People are scared of the duo. Both are cheating people,” he said referring to “unfulfilled” electoral promises made by them.
Addressing a road show here, as part of campaigning for the Congress-led four-party People’s Front for the December 7 Telangana assembly polls, he also claimed whoever posed questions to Modi would be subjected to searches by the CBI or the Income Tax department or the Enforcement Directorate.
“Modi disappointed the nation. People trusted him so much… But he disappointed the nation. Everybody is living under pressure and tension. It is very bad for the nation that they are misusing institutions like CBI, ED and Income Tax,” he claimed.
On being asked who would lead the anti-BJP coalition, he said, there were efficient people and able administrators who would take the role.
“Who is Narendra Modi? Till 2014 he was just a chief minister. He was able to lead (his party to a win). Now there are efficient people and able administrators. They will lead. We will bring a consensus on that,” he said.
Earlier, talking to reporters, the TDP supremo defended joining hands with the Congress, saying they had no ideological differences with the Rahul Gandhi-led party.
“Politically, we (TDP and Congress) are different. The Telugu Desam Party, from the beginning has been fighting against the Congress and that is a reality. Ideologically we do not have any differences. Ideologically, we have differences with the BJP,” he said.
Naidu, who has been meeting leaders of various opposition parties in the recent weeks, ruled himself out of the race for prime ministership.
“I am not in the race for prime ministership … I’ve told many times. I am not expecting any position or any incentive out of this initiative,” he said.
The TDP chief asserted that the People’s Front was going to win the coming polls and form the government in Telangana.
At the road show, Naidu said TDP was committed to the development of Telangana and he had no intention of entering into the state politics and would confine himself to Andhra Pradesh.
TDP is contesting in 13 seats in the Telangana polls.
(With PTI Inputs)