Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N ChandraBabu Naidu on Monday (Jan 7) hit out at PM Modi for accusing him (Naidu) of pushing the state into “sunset” just to see his “son rise”.
PM Modi on Sunday took a jibe on Andhra CM Naidu and targeted him over the growing prominence of his son Nara Lokesh in the ruling establishment as also a mock reference to the state’s tagline ”Sunrise AP”.
PM Modi also added that Naidu had “backstabbed” his father-in-law and TDP founder NT Rama Rao not once but twice by “bending his head” before the Congress to save his chair.
“Today, those in power in AP are so desperate to save their power that they betrayed the Telugu interests and stabbed NTR in the back for the second time,” PM Modi had said while interacting with BJP workers from five Lok Sabha seats through a video conference.
Responding to PM Modi‘s remarks during a teleconference with officials and public representatives, Naidu claimed that Prime Minister was “jealous” of Andhra Pradesh’s growth and was attacking him out of frustration.
“AP is ahead (of other states) in all fields and has bagged hundreds of awards. So, the Prime Minister has become jealous and is adopting a vengeful attitude,” Naidu said.
“Modi has shunned decency and is making remarks against my family. This was also expected since Modi has done nothing (for the state),” he added.
The rejection of the state’s tableau for the Republic Day parade exemplified the “height of the BJP’s vengeful attitude,” he said and asked officials to write a letter to the centre about this.
Accusing the centre of discriminating against the state, Naidu said it had to be ‘exposed’.
(With PTI Inputs)