New Delhi: Continuing his tirade against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the cheif Minister of Andhra Pradesh and the Head of TDP N Chandrababu Naidu said that India will close the doors to its former partner of the alliance in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Naidu’s comment came a day after BJP chief Amit Sah called the TDP chief a “shift chief minister” while saying he would not be allowed to join the NDA alliance again.
“Who asked you to open that door (to join NDA)? Did I ask or beg? Naidu told the ANI news agency in an interview, adding that the people of India will close the doors to the BJP after the general elections.
Addressing a rally in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, Shah had said that the NDA gates for Naidu had been closed forever.
“Once the count for the 2019 elections comes to an end and the NDA government returns to power, Chandrababu Naidu will try to join the NDA again … He has deceived the people of the state.” It is appropriate to call Chandrababu Naidu a U-turn’s chief minister, “Shah had said.
Naidu attacked the Center for not fulfilling the promises made to Andhra Pradesh and blamed BJP for the state’s problems.
“The Center promised a special status to the state, but then denied that … Prime Minister Narendra Modi should answer what he has done for Andhra Pradesh,” he said, adding that BJP should humiliate the people of Andhra Pradesh.
Last year, the TDP broke its ties with the NDA on the demand of the special category status, which was promised during the state’s bifurcation in 2014.