Srikakulam, Feb 4: Asserting that the BJP-led NDA will come to power at the Centre once again, BJP National President Amit Shah predicted that the Telugu Desam Party headed by its National President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will try to join the NDA after the Lok Sabha election and clarified that the BJP would not allow the TDP into the NDA's fold.
Mr.Amit Shah flagged of the bus yatra, christened as "Praja Chaitanya Yatra", launched by the BJP State President Kanna Lakshminarayana at Palasa in this district.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Mr Shah described Chandrababu Naidu as leader of “U” turn, alleging that he had taken “U” turns on many times.
He said that after knowing that Mr Narendra Modi will become Prime Minister, Chandrababu Naidu lobbied with the BJP leaders to join the NDA. Mr N T Rama Rao founded the Telugu Desam party to protect the self-respect of Telugu people from the humiliation of the Congress. But Mr Chandrababu Naidu backstabbed N T Rama Rao, grabbed the TDP, and now, he joined hands with the Congress, he flayed.
The BJP President said that though the provisions, under AP Reorganisation Act 2014, could be fulfilled by 10 years, the BJP led NDA government at the Centre had fulfilled 10 assurances out of 14.
He demanded Mr Naidu to tell people on what reasons he quit the NDA and joined hands with the Congress. After quitting from the NDA, the Chief Minister is making baseless and malicious allegations against Prime Minister, he remarked.
Earlier, addressing a public meeting in Vizianagaram, Mr.Shah said that the Centre had granted 20 National Institution so far to AP, including AIIMS, Nation Institute of Pharmacy Education, Petroleum University, Tribal University. The Centre had extended Rs.6,100 crore to AP under Mineral fund, Rs.21,000 crore under Mudra Yojana and Rs.44,000 crore under Bharat Mala project. Altogether the Centre had so far extended Rs.5,56,985 crore to AP.
He asked Mr Chandrababu Naidu to compare the assistance extended by the erstwhile UPA led government and BJP-led NDA government..
Meanwhile, large number of TDP activists, led by Palasa MLA Gouthu Shivaji organised a protest dharna against the visit of Amit Shah in Palasa. They held banners like “Amit Shah Go Back” and raised slogans. They squatted on roads at some places. The police arrested and whisked them away to police station.
The BJP leaders expressed anger over the TDP leaders protests against Mr Amit Shah’s visit.
It may be mentioned here that Mr Kanna Lakshminarayana has launched a bus yatra to take to the people the 126 welfare schemes being implemented by the Centre. (UNI)