Alleging the Central government was threatening to impose President's Rule in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said nobody would be cowed down by such threats. He further claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a "negative leader" under whose leadership the country was regressing.
Naidu attacked the prime minister and the BJP while addressing a teleconference with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders and said 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 is nobody here to be cowed down by their threats," Naidu said.
The TDP chief referred to the opposition parties’ rally in Kolkata and said it marked the beginning of the end of dictatorial rule and gave confidence to the people of the country.
"We will hold a similar rally in Amaravati in which leaders of 22 parties will take part," Naidu added.
Lashing out at his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao and YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, the TDP chief said they were working under Modi's direction.
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He further alleged the TRS and the YSRC were conspiring to create misgivings among the backward classes so that they are distanced from the TDP.
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.