Vastavam web: AP CM Chandrababu Naidu has brought enormous pressure on the BJP state leaders by criticising the Centre for what he described as its total indifference to the cause of providing financial assistance to Titli cyclone victims in Srikakulam district. In the case of Titli, no such officials team visited Srikakulam so far unlike in recent instance of Kerala heavy floods when Modi government rushed all sorts of immediate help. This forced Chandrababu Naidu to launch a full-fledged attack, repeatedly questioning this discriminatory attitude against AP people’s interests.
Following this, AP BJP leaders are not able to come out with a strong counter to Naidu attacks. They have gone into a weak defensive mode, saying TDP is spreading false information that there is no help from Modi government. They accused Naidu of politicising even cyclone damage with an eye on vote banks. Here, BJP leaders are missing one point that is to be always prepared to counter criticism by rival leaders with valid arguments and factual information. The BJP leaders should have communicated to their Central leadership the need for providing urgent assistance to Srikakulam in order to prevent TDP from making any allegations.