While addressing a rally in Ongole on Monday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) head, Chandrababu Naidu, displayed his insensitivity towards Bihari’s by taking a jibe at Janata Dal (United) leader Prashant Kishor calling him a “Bihari dacoit”.
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu in Ongole: K Chandrashekar Rao is doing criminal politics. He is grabbing the MLAs of Congress and TDP. Bihari dacoit Prasant Kishore has removed lakhs of votes in Andhra Pradesh. (18.03.2019) pic.twitter.com/y04MP1u7v4
— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2019
He also accused Telangana CM and TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samithi) chief, K Chandrashekar Rao of ‘grabbing TDP & Congress MLAs’.
Chandrababu Naidu said that KCR is indulging into criminal politics wherein he is targeting the TDP and Congress MLAs to join the TRS party. Later targeting JD(U) national vice president Prashant Kishor, accusing him of removing names of over seven lakh voters in Andhra Pradesh, he called him a ‘Bihari dacoit’.
It is notable here that in Andra Pradesh, Prashant Kishore’s Indian Political Action Committee is helping YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy for his election campaign.
Meanwhile, JD(U) national vice president, Prashant Kishor, took to Twitter to give a snappy comeback to the AP CM for showcasing his prejudice against Bihari’s. He taunted Naidu by saying, “An imminent defeat can rattle even the most seasoned politicians. So I’m not surprised with the baseless utterances of N Chandrababu Naidu”.
An imminent defeat can rattle even the most seasoned politicians. So I’m not surprised with the baseless utterances of @ncbn
Sirji rather than using derogatory language that shows your prejudice & malice against Bihar, just focus on why people of AP should vote for you again. https://t.co/CYSJNRJ43W
— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) March 19, 2019
Meanwhile, unleashing his animosity, Naidu had earlier claimed that the Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSRCP is doing injustice to the state with its deceitful politics and has stolen the data of TDP workers. Advancing his attack on YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) Chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, Naidu had recently alleged that the YSRCP chief is ‘politicising’ the murder of his own uncle, YS Vivekananda Reddy.
Andhra Pradesh CM, Chandrababu Naidu, has also in the past targetted PM Modi with personal demeaning remarks and by displaying derogatory posters mocking the Prime Minister’s humble familial backgrounds in his Delhi’s protest which had faced severe condemnation.
Similarly, ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to Guntur, Andhra Pradesh on February 10, Naidu had called the Prime Minister’s visit a ‘dark day’ and asked party workers to hold protests during the visit to the state.
Following this offensive conduct, BJP President, Amit Shah had, on February 12, in a harsh open letter come down heavily on Naidu for not just making personal remarks against the PM but also lacking the courtesy to receive the PM when he visited Andhra Pradesh.
Shah accused Naidu of betraying the people of Andhra Pradesh by supporting Congress, the very same party against which his father-in-law N T Rama Rao had founded the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), and furthered that, “His actions smack of political opportunism.”
Shah said that Naidu, who has duped the people of his state by joining hands with the Congress, does not have the moral right to criticise the Central government.