Chandrababu Naidu deserves award for betrayal: Shah

BJP chief slams AP CM and congress for politicising Pulwama

By Author  |  Published: 21st Feb 2019  9:37 pmUpdated: 25th Feb 2019  8:07 pm

Amaravati: Launching a scathing attack on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for his remarks on Islamabad’s claim of it not being involved in the Pulwama terror attack, BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday said the former had more faith in Pakistan Prime Minister than on Narendra Modi.

“Chandrababu endorses what Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says on Pulwama that his country is not involved in the dastardly attack. He is taking Imran Khan’s side in his greed for vote bank politics and is seeking to create doubts on India’s Prime Minister. Don’t indulge in such mean and low politics,” the BJP president said.

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“The country’s security is in danger due to the inefficiency of the rulers. BJP leaders have ruined the country through their dubious acts,” the TDP quoted Chandrababu as saying in the fresh narrative.

During Thursday’s rally, Shah again accused Naidu of indulging in gross corruption, particularly in the development of the State’s new capital city Amaravati and the multipurpose Polavaram project.

He said the Centre had been giving funds to the state to build these projects, but the state government was indulging in ‘large-scale corruption’. “It could not spend the funds for Amaravati or Polavaram,” he said.

“I don’t know whether or not he gets an award for any achievement, but Chandrababu will surely bag the political deceiver award in the country.

He deceived his own father-in-law and TDP founder N T Rama Rao, later Atal Bihari Vajpayee and now Narendra Modi.

All this only to further his political vested interests,” Shah said.

Shah said when the unfortunate incident happened, Modi was in a programme and Congress was trying to make it an issue. He was apparently reacting to Congress leader Randeep Surjewala’s allegation that Modi was shooting a documentary in the Corbett National Park on the day of the Pulwama terror attack, and continued filming even after news of the terror attack emerged.

Blames Nehru

“Today we are bearing the brunt of the mistake committed by former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Had Sardar Patel been the first Prime Minister of the nation, the situation would have been different,” he said.

“Kashmir remained a problem only because of Jawaharlal Nehru. Sardar Patel tackled Hyderabad and it is now respectfully part of India but Jawaharlal Nehru tackled Kashmir and it continues to be a problem,” he said. Shah said Pakistan was indulging in terrorist acts because of Kashmir. “Kashmir is simmering because of Jawaharlal Nehru. Had Patel been the prime minister at the time, Kashmir would not have remained a problem,” he added.