Tirupati, April 30: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, at a massive public meeting here on Monday evening, played videos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “expose” what he called his betrayal to the state on granting special category status. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President alleged that Modi failed to fulfil the promise made as the Prime Ministerial candidate of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the presence of Lord Venkateswara. The meeting, attended by thousands of people, was organised at Sri Venkateswara University Grounds, the same location from where then Prime Ministerial candidate Modi had addressed a gathering four years ago.
In the video clippings, Modi is heard praising M. Venkaiah Naidu, who was translating his speech into Telugu, for extracting the promise of special status from then UPA government. He then told the gathering that after coming to power, he will fulfil the promise.
Naidu also played video clipping of Modi’s speech at another election meeting, where he assured the people that after coming to power, he will build new state capital on such a scale that the national capital Delhi will look small before it.
The Chief Minister also showed to people another video of Modi’s speech which he delivered after laying foundation stone of new state capital Amaravati on October 22, 2015. At that meeting, Modi had vowed to fulfil all the commitments made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. (IANS)