NDA doors shut for Chandrababu forever : Amit Shah

Predicting that TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will makes an attempt to get back into the NDA fold once again, after the BJP returning to power in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, BJP chief Amit Shah declared today that the NDA doors are “forever shut” for Naidu’s TDP.

Addressing a election rally in Narasasaraopet of Guntur district, he asserted that the NDA led by Narendra Modi is going to come back to power at the Centre. It may be recalled that Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP quits NDA a year ago on the issue of special status to his state.

Amit Shah alleged that there was no bigger opportunist than Chandrababu Naidu, who would change colours as and when it suited him. He claimed that the NDA government, led by Modi had extended massive financial assistance to Andhra Pradesh in the last five years and implemented majority of the promises made in AP Reorganisation Act.

“What has Naidu done during this period, except promoting his son as his heir apparent? Could he implement even a single project without Modi’s support,” Shah asked. He alleged that the construction of capital Amaravati and major irrigation project Polavaram could not be completed despite liberal assistance by the Centre.

The BJP chief accused that Naidu indulged in huge corruption in these projects. They can be completed only if the TDP is thrown out of power in the state, he asserted.

Shah also referred to political developments of 1983, when Naidu quit the Congress and joined the TDP founded by NT Rama Rao. “In 1995, he back-stabbed his own father-in-law and usurped the party. In 1999, he joined hands with the NDA government headed by Atal Behari Vajpayee and when the NDA lost power in 2004, the TDP chief deserted it,” said Shah.

Naidu came back to the NDA in 2014 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Shah claimed that Naidu’s TDP came to power in Andhra Pradesh on the back of the Modi wave for in 2014. “Last year, sensing that he was facing a strong anti-incumbency, Naidu once again enacted a new drama and came out of the NDA, to fool the people,” he alleged.

In the recent elections in Telangana, Naidu’s TDP allied with the Congress. Shah said when the TDP lost the assembly elections in Telangana polling less than three per cent votes, Naidu snapped ties with the Congress and refused to have an alliance with the grand-old-party in Andhra Pradesh elections.

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