Modi’s Masterstroke Heats Up AP Politics
Amaravati: Telugu Desam party, a longtime ally of the Bharatiya Janata party was shocked by the Machiavellian strategy of Prime Minister Modi. While Chandrababu Naidu was visiting America, Modi gave time to YSRCP Chief Jaganmohan Reddy to meet him at Delhi.
This development became unpalatable to Telugu Desam Party leaders who started spitting venom against Jagan at every possible opportunity. There was a lot of ‘hangama’ ensuing Jagan’s meeting with Modi.
The TDP leaders are trying to downplay the importance of Jagan’s visit by talking about the cases against him.
Concerned about the latest developments when he was in America, Naidu went to New Delhi immediately after his America visit. He sent back all the leaders and spent about six hours alone at an anonymous place. With this, the rumours were rife that something serious was happening in Delhi.
Naidu, who criticised Modi vehemently in the past and warned that he would get him arrested if he steps in the state, later befriended the same Modi and became a partner.
There are also concerns among TDP leaders that the BJP at the national level is unhappy about a TDP Minister’s corruption.
The Telugu Desam leaders and ministers are becoming desperate to further brand Jagan as corrupt. The latest amongst the flock to criticise Jaganmohan Reddy is Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy. He demanded the opposition leader should reveal what people’s problems he discussed with prime minister and president after an uproar about the problems of Mirchi farmers.
Chandramohan Reddy questioned why Jagan, who alleged that BJP was a communal party during elections, decided to support Modi now.
“Did Jagan meet the prime minister for his personal problems or issues of the state? Jagan is not realising on which problems he has to protest. Jagan did not live in his home State for at least 30 days that is the reason why we are treating him as non-resident Andhraite” he said.
Chandramohan Reddy questioned Jagan’s understanding of farmers’ problems. He also asserted that the State Government would help the Mirchi farmers.
Taking a dig at Jagan, he said that no party in the country is led by an A1 accused and only Jagan has that credit. Asserting that Modi is against corrupt people, Chandramohan Reddy clarified that he would not make corrupt leaders his ally.
Meanwhile, YCP firebrand leader Roja attacked Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu about his Delhi tour. She demanded Naidu to reveal where he went for six hours anonymously.
“Where did Chandrababu go for six hours? Did he go to fall on the feet of Amit Shah or Home Minister?” Roja asked.