Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday directed five questions to BJP President Amit Shah that Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself had asked former Indian Prime Minister after the terror attacks in 2013. He was responding to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amith Shahâ€™s comment that Naidu trusts the Pakistani Prime Minister and not the Indian Prime Minister in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.
Amith Shah was speaking at a public meeting in Rajahmundry on Thursday when he stated, â€śFirst he betrayed the great NTR, then he betrayed Atal Bihari Vajpayee and now he betrayed Narendra Modi for his political interests. One should not stoop down to this level for his political interests."
On Friday, Chandrababu Naidu responded to Amit Shah in a strongly worded letter challenging the BJP president to show proof to support his comments.
â€śThe BJP is resorting to mudslinging the TDP, TMC and the Congress by alleging that they are trying to politicise the death of the jawans. While we are reacting to protecting the interests of the nation, you are trying to politicise the Pulwama terrorist attack. The incident took place due to intelligence failure,â€ť wrote Naidu in his reply to Shah's comments.
The TDP chief also pointed out the five questions raised by Narendra Modi during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujarat after the terror attacks in Bihar and Kashmir in 2013. Modi had then demanded then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resign over the attacks, Naidu said the video clips of the comments made by Modi then were available.
Modi as the CM had then asked Manmohan Singh:
1) When the countryâ€™s security lies with the Prime Minister, how are the terrorists getting finance through hawala?
2) Does the Prime Minister have enough power to prevent terrorism?
3) While the entire Army is in your hands, how are the terrorist attacks happening?
4) Is it not a failure of intelligence?
5) Why you are not submitting resignation?
â€śRecalling his questions, I asked whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will resign, owning the moral responsibility for the Pulwama attack,â€ť asked Naidu, who added, â€śWhile the martyrdom of 40 jawans in Pulwama attack has left the entire nation aghast, where is Modi? You have to offer an explanation to the entire nation as the national media said Narendra Modi was busy for three hours due to a shot with Discovery channel at the time."
Naidu also demanded Shah to take back the remarks made against him and apologise to the nation.