Even as Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who was part of BJP-led NDA, till seven months ago, went about meeting opposition leaders in the national capital, yesterday, aiming at formulating a united Congress-led front against BJP, the BJP made light of the exercise and said the Andhra Pradesh Chief Miniter was indulging in “political tourism”.
BJP projecting a `brave face’, claiming to be that it didn’t bothers them, tried to project that Naidu’s mission didn’t mean much. BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said “He comes to Delhi for political tourism and photo session.” He claimed that Naidu’s attempts at forming the ‘mahagathbandhan’ would collapse as soon as he reached Hyderabad.
“Today, by standing with the Congress, Chandrababu has destroyed the legacy of NT Rama Rao. Whereas Rahul Gandhi is so weak that he is looking for support from anyone,” he said. He recalled that after all, the TDP was floated by NTR in the early 80’s to defeat the Congress in the undivided Andhra Pradesh.
Meanwhile, BJP MP and also spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao alleged said that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu visited New Delhi for protecting his own interests.