Naidu pays back Modi in his own coin
Amid banners of Modi Go Back, Prime Minister fights it out against Andhra Pradesh CM; gets his wife dragged into row after taunting Naidu’s son
AMARAVATI: Taking exception to the PM addressing him as “father of Lokesh” at a rally in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched a counter-offensive by dragging Narendra Modi’s wife into the row.
“You have estranged your wife. Do you have any respect in the family system,” Naidu asked Modi. “Since you have referred to my son, I am mentioning about your wife. People, do you know Modi has a wife? Her name is Jashodaben,” Naidu told a public meeting at Vijayawada. Naidu, who had earlier welcomed demonetisation, now called it a “mad Tughlaq act”. “They scrapped `1,000 currency notes but brought in `2,000 note. How will corruption end,” he asked.
For Congress, Defence is all about brokering deals: Modi
Meanwhile, addressing a rally at Perumanallur in Tamil Nadu, Modi attacked the Congress saying for the Opposition party the defence sector was only about brokering deals. “From the seas to the skies, the Congress has several scams associated with the Defence and in the process the party did not allow the modernisation of Defence forces for long years,” Modi said.