After PM Modi addressed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu as “father of Lokesh” at a rally in Guntur on Sunday, Naidu has attacked PM Modi by taunting him for not having a son or a family. Modi had said that Naidu was a “senior in backstabbing” alleging that he had backstabbed N T Rama Rao, the founder of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). Naidu while addressing a gathering of party workers in Vijayawada responded to the remarks made by Modi and said, “These remarks don’t befit the PM’s chair.”
Taking a dig at Modi, Naidu accused him of disrespecting senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani. “What did he do with Advani? Advani saved him when Vajpayee demanded his resignation, he nurtured and mentored him, but he didn’t even acknowledge his presence and exchange namaskaram. That is his culture”, Naidu commented.
Apparently offended by Modi taking his son Lokesh’s name to address him, Andhra Pradesh CM said, “Lokesh is my son. You don’t have a son, you don’t have a family, you don’t have relations. I am someone who encourages family relations. I want to spend time with my family. I am someone who believes that everyone will be happy if they have a family.”
Nara Lokesh, Chandrababu Naidu is currently a cabinet minister in Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh.
He did not stop there and dragged the name of Modi’s estranged wife in it. “Since you have referred to my son, I am mentioning about your wife. People, do you know Narendra Modi has a wife? Her name is Jashodaben.” He went on, “He brought a law against Triple Talaq to prevent injustice to women. Under the same law, those who divorce their wife through Triple Talaq, could be prosecuted. But where will you keep your face, if I ask about Jashodaben? You didn’t even give her a divorce.”
“Did the Prime Minister ever have any respect for the family system? Was there any occasion where he spoke in support of it?” questioned Naidu. Naidu criticised the demonetisation calling it a “mad Tughlaq Act”.