Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday visited Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, who is holding a daylong fast at Andhra Bhavan in New Delhi, and expressed his support for the TDP Chief. Gandhi used the opportunity to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he stole money from the people of Andhra Pradesh and gave the money to industrialist Anil Ambani.
Chandrababu Naidu is holding a day-long fast, demanding that the Centre grant special status to the state and fulfil all promises made before its bifurcation in 2014. A TDP delegation led by Naidu will submit a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday.
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The TDP chief has alleged that the prime minister was not following 'raj dharma' by denying the state special status.
"The prime minister has stolen from the people from Andhra Pradesh and he has given that money to Anil Ambani. That is the fact of the matter," Gandhi said at the venue of the hunger strike in Andhra Bhavan.
The government and Ambani have rejected Gandhi's allegations of corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal with France.
"Mr Narendra Modi, wherever he goes, he goes to Andhra Pradesh, he lies about special status. He goes to the North-East, he tells another lie over there. He goes to Maharashtra and he tells another lie over there. He has absolutely got no credibility left," Gandhi said.
(With PTI inputs)