Vastavam web: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday advised the people to be wary of the designs of the BJP govt to destabilise his government .”You have seen what has happened in Dachepalli in Guntur district. YSRCP local leaders tried to foment trouble after a girl was raped. They were there all over the town, whipping up passions.
Addressing a huge public meeting – Dharma Porata Sabha – here to focus attention on how the Centre had betrayed the state by denying special category status and by not keeping a host of promises made in the AP State Reorganisation Act, the Chief Minister referred to the allegations of corruption being made against him day and night by one who is steeped in corruption.People should realise the gameplan of the Centre,” he said and asked the audience whether they believed the campaign against him that he was corrupt.
Referring to the unsavoury controversies erupting now and then involving the Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the Chief Minister accused the Centre of trying to play with the religious sentiments of the people through proxies and by engineering a campaign against the holy shrine.
“The former chief priest AV Ramana Deekshithulu, who has Jaganmohan Reddy’s portrait in his house instead of Lord Venkateswara, had alleged that a pink diamond in Lord’s platinum necklace had gone missing, which is baseless. It was a ruby (kempu) in the necklace which was broken when devotees showered coins in a gesture of devotion on the Lord during a Brahmotsavam procession,” he said.The Chief Minister wanted the people to put two and two together and understand who is behind all these unusual happenings and teach those forces a fitting lesson. In the next election, the people should elect him to power in the state and also help the TDP win all the 25 MP seats in the state. “With these seats in hand we will be able to dictate who should be the next prime minister of the country,” he said.
The Chief Minister surmised that if the BJP was sitting in Opposition benches in Karnataka, it was because of the role played by Telugu voters in the neighbouring state.All those Telugus who voted against the BJP were those who felt betrayed, he said and announced that he would be going to Bengaluru for the swearing-in ceremony of JD (S) leader HD Kumarswamy as the chief minister on Wednesday. Referring to the Polavaram project, Naidu declared that completing the project was his life’s ambition and that the Centre has to fund the entire project. If the estimate has gone up to Rs 58,000 crore, it was because of the new Land Acquisition Act and that it was the responsibility of the Centre to pump in money.