Hyderabad: The State BJP president, Mr G Kishan Reddy, on Friday said that the Telugu Desam party chief, Mr N Chandrababu Naidu, who follows “Use and Throw” policy has no moral right to criticize his party.
Speaking to mediapersons here along with the party vice-president, Mr S Malla Reddy, and the general secretary, Mr N Ramchander Rao, Mr Kishan Reddy criticized the former chief minister saying that Mr Naidu’s attitude was like burning the boat after crossing the river. He asked Mr Chandrababu Naidu to remember on whose support he had become chief minister after “backstabbing” late chief minister TDP founder-president N T Rama Rao.
Mr Kishan Reddy said that his party met watery grave in Andhra Pradesh in 2004 elections just because the BJP had forged an alliance with Mr Chandrababu Naidu. Making it clear once again that his party has opted not to contest by-elections in Kadapa due to lack of mass support, Mr Reddy said that they were not obliged to give any explanation to others and asked all the parties not to drag the BJP unnecessarily. He also condemned Mr Naidu’s remarks that the BJP had a secret understanding with Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy and that was the reason why it was not contesting the bypolls in Kadapa.
Pointing out that the TDP did not enter poll fray when the BJP contested against the State Congress president, Mr D Srinivas, in the Nizamabad Urban Assembly by-election and failed to field a candidate in Nandyal when the BJP contested against the late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao and kept off when the BJP contested against the Congress candidates in the local bodies elections recently, Mr Kishan Reddy asked the TDP supremo whether it had any tie-up with the ruling party.
Pointing out that money was flowing like water in Kadapa on the eve of byelections and several lakhs rupees were seized by the police, the BJP leader demanded that the Election Commission disclose to whom the tainted money belonged. (NSS)