Modi questions Naidu’s move to align with Cong
GUNTUR PM invokes NTR’S legacy, says Andhra CM insulting TDP founder
GUNTUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invoked the legacy of late Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao to question Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N Chandrababu Naidu’s move to align with the Congress, saying NTR’S “atma” (spirit) would be “hurt” on seeing this.
Veterans like Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder NTR, as he is addressed, were “insulted’ by the arrogance of the “naamdars” (famous) of the Delhi family, Modi said in an apparent reference to the Congress party.
Addressing a BJP rally here, Modi questioned the rationale behind Naidu’s plan to tie up with the Congress, reminding him that his party’s very existence was born out of the “insult” meted out to his father-in-law by the grand old party. In an apparent reference to the Congress, Modi said NTR used to call “dusht” (evil) those “insulting” Andhra Pradesh and asked why Naidu was hobnobbing with such persons today.
Modi charged that though Naidu claimed to have inherited the legacy of NTR and promised to fulfill his dreams, he had not lived up to those assurances
At the rally, the Prime Minister said he doesn’t know how to create wealth for himself unlike his friend-turned-foe Naidu. “I am a chowkidar keeping a strict vigil to defend the country’s wealth, while Naidu is working hard to make his son rich. This is why the Naidu band of Opposition parties, tainted in corruption, is gunning for me,” Modi said.
Black balloons and placards reading “Modi go-back” from the activists of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Congress and Left parties welcomed the Prime Minister as he landed at the Gannavaram airport, 50 km from the venue of his election rally. Modi hit back the Opposition for their protest saying, “Yes, I will be going back to my PM post after the 2019 general elections and I
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, on Sunday