BJP president Amit Shah on Monday accused TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu of indulging in theatrics due to having lost credibility among the people of the State.
“The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader N. Chandrababu Naidu is back to theatrics and histrionics. His desperation for grabbing headlines is understandable as he is aware that his political fortunes are declining rapidly,” Shah stated in an open letter to the people of Andhra Pradesh.
The remarks came on the same day when Naidu sat on a day-long fast in Delhi, to pressurise the Centre to accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh and fulfil commitments made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.
Stating that Naidu was aware of having lost ‘complete credibility’ among the people of the State, the BJP president, claimed that’s why Naidu was announcing a series of sops to woo different sections.
“Sensing defeat in the coming elections, he has made multiple U-turns and is carrying on a malicious propaganda against the Centre and the BJP leadership to divert people’s attention from his failures,” Shah added.
The BJP President said Naidu was going too far by personally attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and even did not show the courtesy to receive Modi on the latter’s arrival in the State.
“The enlightened and politically conscious people will see through his desperation to retain power. They will teach a befitting lesson to him in the coming elections for having joined hands with the Congress, which bifurcated the state in a unilateral, hasty and unscientific manner, ignoring the interests of the state,” Shah added.
Shah also said people will always remember that the Congress had removed former Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao, in a most undemocratic manner in 1984.
“In his lust for power, the TDP leader has destroyed the very anti-Congress foundation on which the party was built by NTR, its founder,” he said.
Shah also opted to underline that the Congress betrayed the people of the state while dividing it and now the TDP leader wants to work for bringing the Congress back to power.