Telugu Desam Party supremo and chief minister Chandrababu Naidu spoke against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the State on January 6. He was hard in expressing his opposition to the Modi’s visit to the State after three years. He visited the State in the past and laid foundation stone for Amaravati in 2015 when he brought potful of water and potful of soil.
This would be Narendra Modi’s first visit to the State after the TDP broke alliance with the NDA and started anti-BJP campaign across the country. But the script that Chandrababu Naidu used to target Narendra Modi was the same that he had used against Congress president Rahul Gandhi when he visited Guntur in 2016.
“Why are you coming to the State? Is it to see for yourself whether the people of Andhra Pradesh are dead or alive?” This was the statement that Chandrababu Naidu had made when Rahul Gandhi visited Guntur to speak for special category status demand. He accused the Congress president of doing injustice to the State in the bifurcation and alleged that Rahul Gandhi had no right to visit the State. He had asked his party leaders to hold protests and show black flags to Rahul Gandhi and they did the same at that time.
Now, Chandrababu Naidu is putting the same question to Narendra Modi and making same allegations on doing injustice to the State and people. He had also asked his party leaders to hold black flag protests across the State when Narendra Modi visits the State. Doing anti-Modi politics with the Congress, Chandrababu Naidu wants to take on the BJP and Narendra Modi to take advantage of the peoples’ anger against them for denial of special category status to the State.
However, it is to be seen how Narendra Modi and BJP leadership would counter this move of the TDP chief and it is to be seen how Narendra Modi would take on Chandrababu Naidu when he addresses a public meeting at Guntur on January 6