N. Chandrababu Naidu hits back at Modi with personal attacks

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu during a roadshow in Hyderabad on Dec 3, 2018.
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu during a roadshow in Hyderabad on Dec 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Amaravati,
Feb 10. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday hit back
at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he has a estranged wife and has no
respect for the family system.

With Modi
making a stinging attack on Naidu at a rally in Guntur, the latter launched a
counter-offensive at a public meeting in Vijayawada. The Telugu Desam Party
(TDP) chief even remarked that Modi is keeping his wife away without giving her
divorce.

As Modi had
addressed him as Lokesh’s father, Naidu retorted by calling him the Prime
Minister husband of Jashodaben.

Referring to
the legislation brought by Modi to criminalise triple talaq citing the
injustice to Muslim women, Naidu told the gathering that Modi has a wife
Jashodaben. “You are keeping her away. You are doing all this without
giving her divorce.”

The TDP
leader said that he avoids making personal attacks but since Modi made the
comments, he is compelled to respond.

“He
spoke about my son and called me Lokesh’s father. I am proud of being Lokesh’s
father. You have no son, you have no family and no relationship,” he told
Modi.

On Modi’s
allegation that he backstabbed his father-in-law N.T. Rama Rao, Naidu said Modi
spoke in a manner which is unbecoming of a person holding the Prime Minister’s
post.

The TDP
leader said he never switched the parties or went back on his word.

He said he
differed even with his father-in-law for state’s future and pointed out that he
had the full support of the family and the party.

Naidu
alleged that Modi insulted his “guru” L.K. Advani by not responding
to his greetings at an event. He claimed that it was Advani who had saved Modi
when then Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee wanted to remove him as Gujarat Chief
Minister following the riots.

Naidu said
Modi calls himself “chowkidar” and “chai wala” but wears
“suit boot” worth crores of rupees.

“He
says one thing and does another. Did you ever see me in any other clothes even
when I go abroad? Even this black shirt which I am wearing today (Sunday) is to
protest Modi’s visit.”

The Chief
Minister said Modi came to Andhra Pradesh just to criticise him and left
without answering the question what he did for the state in the last five years.

Stating that
the state was yet to get over Rs 1 lakh crore from the Centre, Naidu said he
would continue to fight for the state’s rights. “Are we not paying taxes
to the Centre? Are we not part of this country?”

He rubbished
the allegations of corruption levelled by Modi and said there is an independent
body Comptroller and Auditor General to audit the accounts of both state and
the Central governments.

“We are not bound to give accounts to anybody as there is CAG to audit the same,” said Naidu on Modi’s allegation that he is afraid as the Centre is seeking account for the money being given to the state.

क्या यह ख़बर/ लेख आपको पसंद आया ? कृपया
कमेंट बॉक्स में कमेंट भी करें और शेयर भी करें ताकि ज्यादा लोगों तक बात पहुंचे

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