VIJAYAWADA: YSR Congress party has found fault with Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu for remaining tight-lipped on the Union budget even after 12 days, while his party leaders were enacting a high drama as if they were the sole saviours of the people.
“Like Duryodhana who had hidden in the pond due to fear of being defeated without uttering a word, Naidu has also gone a virtual hibernation without openly questioning the Centre on the injustice meted out to the state in the budget,” YSRC official spokesperson Vasireddy Padma said on Monday.
While Naidu remained in hibernation without giving a categorical statement on budget, his party MPs resorted to theatrics inside and outside Parliament in the direction of their party president, she alleged.
“How can the president of a political party being part of the coalition government be silent when the state has been taken for granted and was shown a cold shoulder in the union budget?
The TDP MPs have been ineffective and unassuming with their insipid and dubious speeches in the Parliament and the irony is that they have been extended a hero’s welcome and thus became a laughing stock,” Padma asked.
She also compared Naidu with German dictator Adolf Hitler.
“With his policies, Hitler had done irreparable damage to Germany during the World War period. Now, Naidu’s administration has also become a curse for the people of Andhra Pradesh and his stand against special category status has done big damage to the state,” she said.
Padma pointed out that in the first four years, Naidu had never bothered to question the Centre and in the pre-election year, he had been resorting to theatrics and as a responsible person, he had never fulfilled his bounden duty of giving his reaction on the union budget, which was no different from the earlier ones in disappointing the state with a raw deal.