In an apparent dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that he has done nothing for the country. Naidu also dubbed PM Modi as a “hollow” man.
Chandrababu Naidu also accused the Modi government of denying special category status to Andhra Pradesh, despite promising it in parliament. He further said, “PM Modi did nothing even for his home state Gujarat as its chief minister for 12 years, but made everyone believe he did great things.”
Continuing to criticize PM Modi, the Andhra Pradesh CM said, “We all believed this. The whole country believed this but were left cheated.” “A leader makes all the difference. We believed what all Narendra Modi said. What is Narendra Modi today… hollow,” Naidu remarked.
The Prime Minister had been campaigning that there was no great leader than him, Naidu alleged, adding “but he is no good”. He further alleged PM Modi was seeking to blackmail everyone using muscle power and spending tonnes and tonnes of money to win elections.
“Since you have money, you are spending tonnes and tonnes to buy votes. Why are you not abolishing Rs 2000 and Rs 500 notes? You are ruining the country and you are responsible for that. Many are forced to do wrong things because of your acts,” the TDP chief said.
Referring to Gujarat, Naidu asserted that Telangana had a better per capita income than Gujarat. “What justice did Modi do to Gujarat, being its CM for 12 years? Telangana is ahead of Gujarat in terms of per capita income. Soon, AP too would overtake it”, he claimed.
Naidu also released a ‘white paper’ on the implementation of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 and the connected assurances, in Andhra Pradesh capital Amaravati, targeting primarily the PM. The 32-page white paper listed the injustices done to AP post-bifurcation (in June 2014) and accused the centre of making no efforts to sort out the differences between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.