Alleging Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu backstabbed TDP founder and his father-in-law N. T. Rama Rao twice, Prime Miinister Narendra Modi on Sunday blamed Naidu of daydreaming of becoming the prime minister.
For the second time in less than a week, Modi launched a direct attack on Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President.
The Prime Minister, while interacting through a video-conference with BJP workers from five Lok Sabha constituencies, said that Naidu backstabbed NTR for a second time by joining hands with the Congress.
He said Naidu was daydreaming of becoming PM though he had failed as the chief minister.
“It was NTR who led ‘Congress-mukt’ Bharat movement with anti-Congress National Front, but today his son-in-law bowed his head before Congress to save his power,” the prime minister said, adding: “NTR was a true icon of Telugu pride. NTR never forgot Congress
for hurting Telugu pride and for betrayal of Telugu interests. Today those in power in Andhra Pradesh are so desperate to cling to their power that they betrayed Telugu interests and stabbed NTR in the back for second a time.”
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”.
He called the opposition’s alliance a crowd of “family-ruled parties”, saying those unable to win over the people are resorting to violence.
Modi also targeted Naidu for promoting his son Nara Lokesh.