Naidu backstabbed NTR, switched sides: PM Modi
TDP ministers do not receive PM at airport
New Delhi: During his first visit to Andhra Pradesh after TDP parted ways with the NDA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for aligning with the Congress.
The PM said that by switching sides, the TDP supremo had “backstabbed” his father-in-law and his party founder NT Ramarao.
Naidu, an ally of the BJP, had parted ways from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on a terse note in March last year accusing PM Modi of breaking promises and landing the state in a big fiscal mess before joining hands with the Congress.
“The arrogance of Delhi during the Congress rule has always insulted states. That was the reason NT Ramarao (NTR) had floated the TDP to make Andhra Pradesh Congress-mukt. But, Chandrababu Naidu who had promised to walk on the footsteps of NTR, has joined hands with the Congress,” PM Modi at a massive rally in Guntur.
“The TDP chief, who has to resist the arrogance of the naamdaars and crush their arrogance, is siding with them,” PM Modi said.
Stating that Naidu keeps
on reminding him that he is senior to him, the Prime Minister said, “Indeed, he is senior to me and there is no dispute about this. You are a
senior in changing alliances, backstabbing your father-inlaw, losing one election after the other and shattering the dreams of Andhra Pradesh,
where as I am not. Furthermore, you are a senior in embracing tomorrow those whom you would abuse today.” Turn to P4