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Modi a chowkidar of criminals: Andhra CM


IANS Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a split personality and is a 'chowkidar' of criminals and the corrupt.
Launching a bitter attack on Modi, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president alleged that he ruined the country.
Naidu was addressing an election meeting in this port city along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The TDP leader also termed Modi a "mean person" and a "negative leader". He predicted that people will reject him and send him back to Gujarat.
"He is saying there is no alternative. There are many leaders who did better than him. It was country's bad luck that he became the Prime Minister. There is no death of leadership. Anybody will be better than him," said Naidu.
The Chief Minister said Modi had no fair mind and was jealous of others. He said the BJP leader lacked dignity and was not fit to hold the high post of the Prime Minister.
"He is a split personality. He doesn't say what he does and doesn't do what he says. He utters lies and indulges in attacks on others in a manner which is unbecoming of a person occupying the Prime Minister's office."
Naidu said Modi created problems for states like Delhi and West Bengal and targeted Andhra Pradesh for raising voice against the injustice.
He recalled that five years ago Modi during his election meetings had committed to confer special category status on Andhra Pradesh and fulfill other commitment made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act but he went back on his word and betrayed the people.
On Congress president Rahul Gandhi's statement that TDP could not achieve the special status despite being in alliance with BJP for four years, Naidu said had the Congress included the special status in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, the state would not have had to face this situation.
"You have now realized and promised you will give the special status and that's why we are working with you at the national level," Naidu added.
Addressing two election rallies in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, Rahul Gandhi said TDP failed to put pressure on Modi to fulfil the commitment on special status.

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First Published: Mar 31 2019 | 11:02 PM IST

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