Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday lashed out at his Telangana counterpart Chandrasekhar Rao and dubbed him a 'junior Modi', referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Naidu said that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief had no contribution in the state’s development.
"He has not built anything except his farm house and Pragathi Bhavan (CM's official residence)," said the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president. Naidu on Saturday campaigned for TDP founder N T Rama Rao's granddaughter N Suhasini who is contesting in the upcoming Assembly polls.
The TDP president participated in a road show in Kukatpally constituency, from where Suhasini is contesting as the party candidate.
Naidu, who campaigned for People's Front candidates in and around Hyderabad throughout the day, addressed meetings at various places. He recalled the role he played in development of Cyberabad, the information technology hub, when he was chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh.
At all the meetings the TDP chief criticised KCR and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "TRS leaders are asking me why I am coming to Hyderabad. This is the reply to them," he said pointing to the crowd.
Suhasini assured people that she will follow into the footsteps of her grandfather NTR and father Harikrishna to serve people.
Earlier this week, Naidu, credited for developing the IT sector in Hyderabad, returned to the tech hub, this time to campaign for his TDP.
Naidu, who spent almost his entire political life in Hyderabad, turned emotional as he hit the roads around Cyberabad, the IT district which took shape during his nine-year stint as Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh.
"Who built Cyberabad? Who brought Microsoft to Hyderabad? Is it not me?" he asked the crowd at every meeting he addressed. He recalled how he placed the city on the world IT map by bringing in global giants and creating world-class infrastructure.
"Who built the international airport? Who built 165-km long world-class outer Ring Road?" he asked amid loud cheers from the crowd.
TDP, a constituent of Congress-led People's Front, is contesting 13 seats in the December 7 election to 119-member Telangana Assembly.
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