Naidu creating Andhra to sunset to set his son: Modi

Vastavam web: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called the opposition’s alliance a crowd of “family-ruled parties”, saying those unable to win over the people are resorting to violence. Modi said the Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was so fixated with the rise of his son that he does not realise how his policies and corruption can lead to sunset of the state. “To set the son, he (Naidu) is creating an atmosphere for the sunset of the state. He is promoting only his son, he is forgetting the sons and daughters of the state,” he said, accusing the TDP chief of stabbing his father-in-law N.T. Ramarao in the back.

The Prime Minister’s response came during his interaction with BJP workers and volunteers from Anantapur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Narasaraopet and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh through Narendra Modi App. A BJP leader had said that Naidu on Friday vented his anger on a group of party workers after they blocked the CM’s convoy to protest his comments against Modi. Naidu had reportedly said, “You will get beaten up. Don’t invite unnecessary trouble. You will be finished. Do you support the injustice meted out to Andhra Pradesh? People will teach you a lesson.”

Modi warned opposition parties to never underestimate the power of BJP workers, saying once the party workers decide something, “no force can stop the party from getting success.” “For BJP what matter is the passion to serve Bharat Mata. In some parties what matters is a family. In others, what matters is one’s fortune. And for many others, both family and fortune matter,” Modi said.

Coming down heavily on TDP and its chief, he said Naidu had stabbed its founder N.T. Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR, in the back. “What do you expect from those who have cheated NTR not once but twice? Is it the first time that people in power in Andhra Pradesh are cheating people? Today NTR’s own son-in-law has bowed his head before the Congress to save his chair. It was NTR who led the Congress-Mukt Bharat movement with the anti-Congress National Front.

He said Congress is a non-starter in the state and that the ruling TDP’s “poor governance record” had totally been exposed. “The BJP has been a victim of many lies. We are called a party of Hindi heartland and a party of upper castes. But we have formed governments in Goa, Gujarat, Assam, Tripura and many other states. People of Andhra Pradesh are looking for a change.”