Vijayawada, Jul 14 : Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan claimed that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) would become empty soon as many leaders are willing to join the BJP.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, he said that former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu disregarded the development of the State and concentrated on abusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr.Naidu tried to play a vital role in the National Politics against Mr Modi but people of AP rejected him, he said. Mr.Chouhan said that the Centre had extended Rs.17,000 crore under Special Package to Andhra Pradesh,and alleged that Chandrababu Naidu had diverted the funds for other purposes.
“The Congress party has become empty in Andhra Pradesh as most of the senior leaders had deserted the party. The TDP will also become empty as many senior leaders are planning to join the BJP in the state. There is no future to the Congress and TDP in AP” he predicted.
He said AICC president Rahul Gandhi had run away from the political arena, unable to lead the Congress. The PCC presidents in AP, Telangana and Karnataka also followed him, he ridiculed. The Congress party has a number of “fake” Gandhis, he slammed.
The people of the country rejected the dynastic rule in AP and in the country, he said, claiming that the BJP is a different party than other parties as it would not encourage dynastic politics. “If Narendra Modi administration is not good, why people elected him for the second successive time” he asked.
Mr.Chouhan, who was here to participate in the BJP’s membership drive, said that the BJP aimed to achieve 25 lakh membership in the state. “We are strengthening the party from the booth level in the state,” he said.
BJP National Spokesperson and MP G V L Narasimha Rao was among those who were present at the press meet. Earlier, the senior BJP leader along with Mr Narasimha Rao and former Minister P Manikyala Rao, launched the enrolment of members into the BJP at Gannavaram in Krishna district.
Later the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Mr GVL planted saplings on the occasion in the Rotary club premises.
Later, Mr Chouhan felicitated BJP Senior leader Dogiparthi Srinivasa Rao.
Speaking on the occasion, he said he feel happy to felicitate senior leaders of BJP.(UNI)