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BJP, YSR Cong hit out at Naidu over proposed fast

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

The BJP and the today criticised N Chandrababu Naidu's decision to observe a day-long fast on April 20 to the Centre's stand towards the state's issues.

In separate press conferences here, and YSRC political affairs committee member wondered why the was seeking to go on the protest when he himself took exception to the fast observed by on April 12.

Naidu had yesterday announced that he would observe a day-long fast on April 20, his birthday, on the state's problems and the Centre's stand toward the state.

"The observed the fast while carrying out his duties.(He visited Chennai to inaugurate the defence exposition) Naidu criticised this, but now he himself is getting ready for a fast. He owes an explanation to the people on this," Haribabu, a BJP MP, said.

Modi and BJP MPs had observed the fast to protest against the disruption of Parliament proceedings by opposition parties during the recent budget session.

Haribabu also took strong exception to the Chief Ministers criticism of the at an event in

"It is highly objectionable that a Chief Minister, while on foreign soil, chose to criticise his countrys Prime Minister. We strongly condemn this," Haribabu said, referring to Naidu's remarks during the Mint Asia HT Leadership Summit in on April 13.

The YSRC said Naidu's proposed fast was only to hoodwink the people.

"Naidu doesnt have any sincerity on the special category status issue. He has taken many U-turns so far, but still he is trying to con the people," Rambabu charged.

He (Naidu) had criticised the fast observed by the Prime Minister, but now doing the same, the said.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 18:55 IST