‘Pained’ Chandrababu Naidu says Prime Minister shouldn’t talk about petty things

Chandrababu Naidu
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New Delhi, July 21: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday objected to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks, saying he was pained to hear Modi comparing him with “corrupt politicians” and talking about “petty things” during his reply to the TDPs no-confidence motion in Parliament. “As a Prime Minister of this country, you should not talk like that…you should not talk about petty things,” Naidu told reporters here.
Modi in his reply to the debate in the Lok Sabha on Friday said when the TDP pulled out of the NDA, he called Naidu to tell him that he was falling in a trap of his rival YSR Congress. The Prime Minister also alleged that the TDP was trying to cover up its failures by making false allegations against the Centre and the scores of local politics were being settled in Parliament. Naidu said such statements were not expected from a person sitting on a post of Prime Minister.

The Chief Minister said the Prime Minister told him that Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao was more matured than Naidu. “I said the Prime Minister is not supposed to use such language,” Naid said.

The no confidence motion was moved by Naidu’s Telegu Desam Party (TDP) which until recently was an NDA constituent but pulled out of the grouping to demand special category status for Andhra Pradesh that was bifurcated and Telangana carved out of it in 2014. Naidu said the “BJP has again betrayed the state… and its five crore people” and Modi had failed to keep his own promises. “After 15 years, first time no-confidence motion was moved by opposition parties. IANS)