Venkaiah slams AP ministers for their jibes on governor
HYDERABAD: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today responded on the political slugfest of two Telugu states on a�?cash for votea�? episode and slammed AP ministers for making derogatory remarks against Governor Narasimhan on common capital.
Talking to media after giving away prizes to 10thA�class meritorious students in Swarna Bharathi Trust program in his home district Nellore,A�Venkaiah faulted both chief ministers Chandrasekhar Rao and Chandrababu Naidu for crossing swords, instead of focusing on development of their own states.
He expressed displeasure at the ministers for their senseless comments. a�?It is not proper to make such harsh and defaming comments against the governor, he said, and found fault with AP ministers Atchennaidu and Pattipati Pulla Rao for indulging in rhetoric against the governor.
The union ministera��s remarks assume significance at a time when they retracted the same at the behest of Naidu. Venkaiah also said it was not good for them to make disparaging comments against the governor.
The two chief ministers should stop sparring, and instead, focus on the development of their states, he said. He also expressed displeasure at the prevailing political rivalry and ramifications of alleged phone-tapping and cash-for-vote scam case. (NSS)