Amaravati, January 19: In reply to the Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has said that he would pay back by giving “three gifts” to KCR.
Coming to details, Mr. Naidu was addressing a meeting after unveiling the statue of NTR at Sattenapalli on Friday.
“KCR is saying that he would give me a return gift. Brothers, I am giving him three return gifts. This KCR has joined hands with his brother Jagan Mohan Reddy and is trying to work against TDP. But we have an iron will and we will not be cowed down by their threats,” said AP Chief Minister
The Chief Minister further targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party by saying that the party had taken Jagan Mohan Reddy into its fold by keeping the CBI cases as a Damocles sword.
“The Telugu Desam Party is a gift to the people of the State by NTR and I will continue to fight for the interests of the Telugu people,” he said.
"It is unfortunate that the Central government acted against the state in the case and directly without seeking the state s help, put the case to NIA. This is a clear violation of the spirit of the Constitution of India by the BJP government," he stated, adding that it is a political vendetta of both YSRCP and BJP against the TDP.
Interestingly, Chandrababu questioned about why TRS Chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao has been silent throughout the time when TDP was partner of the BJP in the NDA government. "Why was he silent when TDP was an ally of the BJP? Why is he suddenly making statements against me and Andhra people only after we walked out of NDA and broke off our ties after our state faced gross injustice and apathy from the Centre?" he asked.