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

Mid Day - - Nation -

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.

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