Andhra People will close doors for BJP Party: AP CM

Vastavam web: AP CM on Monday hit back at BJP President Amit Shah, saying people will close their doors for his party. “Amit Shah is speaking as if somebody is asking him to open the doors. Nobody is asking him. They should remember whom they approached in 2014,” Naidu said alluding that BJP leaders came to him for an alliance.

He said BJP betrayed people of Andhra Pradesh and that was why TDP came out of NDA. “When we are asking what they have done for the state, instead of replying they are attacking and threatening us. We are not the one to be afraid,” said Naidu. The TDP chief said he would visit Kolkata to express solidarity with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was on a sit-in to protest against the Centre.

Stating that going back to paper ballot is the only way to save democracy, Naidu said since there was no time for this, they urged the Election Commission to audit at least 50 per cent of EVMs with corresponding VVPATs in all constituencies.

The TDP chief lashed out at Jagan, as the leader is widely called, for the allegations that he (Naidu) was promoting police officers of his caste with an eye on the elections. “In my 40-year-long political career I have never seen such cheap politics,” he said.