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21 Jan 2019

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu calls PM Modi 'negative leader'

Chandrababu Naidu slams BJP for ignoring Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today alleged that the Center was threatening to impose President's rule in the state but, he said, nobody would be cowed down by such threats.

Addressing a teleconference with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders, Naidu claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a "negative leader" under whose leadership the country was regressing.

Here's what he said.

In context

Chandrababu Naidu slams BJP for ignoring Andhra Pradesh

Attack on BJP

'What good has BJP done for the state?' asks Naidu

Naidu attacked the prime minister and the BJP, saying they did nothing special for Andhra.

"They say one Union minister will come to the state every week. What good have they done for the state? On top of it, they are issuing threats that President's rule will be imposed in Andhra Pradesh. There's nobody here to be cowed down by their threats," he said.

We'll hold rally against BJP in Amaravati too, says Naidu

Referring to the opposition parties' rally in Kolkata two days ago, Naidu said it marked the beginning of the end of dictatorial rule in the country. "We'll hold a similar rally in Amaravati in which leaders of 22 parties will take part," he added.

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Allegations

TRS, YSRC chiefs working under Modi's direction: CM

The TDP chief lashed out at his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao and YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, saying they were working under Modi's direction.

The TRS and the YSRC were conspiring to create misgivings among the backward classes so that they are distanced from the TDP, he alleged.

He said the backward communities should unitedly thwart such attempts.

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