PM Modi Criticizes Chandrababu Naidu Says, 'He Is A Senior In Switching Sides'

| February 10 , 2019 , 14:52 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took a jibe at Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) broke ties with the NDA government last year.

PM Modi said he (C Naidu) had only replicated the Centre's development programmes instead of his assurance of initiating new schemes for the poor in the state.

Addressing a rally in Guntur, Narendra Modi said Naidu had claimed he was his senior but instead was "a senior in switching sides and ditching his father-in-law, N T Rama Rao, former chief minister." The Prime Minister also said, that Chandrababu Naidu 'back-stabbed' NTR to usurp power.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu has called on his party cadre to hold Gandhian protests during PM Modi's visit. Hoardings saying 'Go Back Modi', 'Never Again Modi' were reportedly put up near the Vijayawada airport in Andhra Pradesh, but were removed after the BJP protested.

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Naidu promised the sunrise of Andhra Pradesh but is fixated with the rise of his own son N Lokesh, Modi charged. The Chief Minister promised the redevelopment of Amaravati but is now engaged in his own development, the Prime Minister alleged.

He said Naidu had not initiated any new programmes for the poor but was only putting his stamp on the NDA government's development schemes. On providing clean fuel in the country, Modi said while in 60 years, only 12 crore gas connections were given, the NDA government had given 13 crore gas connections in just four years.