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AP CM indulging in theatrics, lost credibility among people: Amit Shah

IANS  |  New Delhi 

BJP on Monday hit out at and accused him of indulging in theatrics as he has lost credibility among the people of

In an open letter to the people of Andhra Pradesh, Shah said: "The (TDP) is back to theatrics and histrionics. His desperation for grabbing headlines is understandable as he is aware that his political fortunes are declining rapidly."

Shah claimed knew that he has lost 'complete credibility' among the people of the state and was announcing a series of sops to woo different sections.

"Sensing defeat in the coming elections, he has made multiple U-turns and is carrying on a malicious propaganda against the Centre and the BJP leadership to divert people's attention from his failures," Shah said.

The BJP said Naidu was going too far by personally attacking Narendra Modi, and even did not have the courtesy to receive Modi when he came to the state.

"The enlightened and politically conscious people will see through his desperation to retain power. They will teach a befitting lesson to him in the coming elections for having joined hands with the Congress, which bifurcated the state in a unilateral, hasty and unscientific manner, ignoring the interests of the state," he said.

Shah also said people will always remember that the had removed former N.T. Rama Rao, in a most undemocratic manner in 1984.

"In his lust for power, the has destroyed the very anti-foundation on which the party was built by NTR, its founder," he said, adding the betrayed the people of the state while dividing it and now the wants to work for bringing the Congress back to power.

"His actions smack of political opportunism," the said.

Shah's remarks came on the same day when Naidu sat on a day-long fast in the national capital, demanding the Centre to accord special category status to and fulfil commitments made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.

Naidu's protest was supported by a host of opposition leaders, including Congress Rahul Gandhi, former and

The hailed the special packages announced by the NDA government on the floor of the Assembly, in party meetings, public forums and press conferences, and even declared that special status was not a panacea and did not help states develop.

"At a time when other parties demanded special status, Naidu called them names and arrested many people agitating for such status. But he made a U-turn and is today raising this issue himself," Shah said.

"It should be noted that Congress never bothered about the aspirations of the people of Telangana, and Rayalaseema regions of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh state," he said.



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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 22:04 IST