The sons of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Ministers were on Saturday locked in a war of words over their predictions about the coming Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh.
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working President K T Rama Rao, son of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, predicted that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N. Chandrababu Naidu's defeat was certain in the ensuing elections.
KTR, as Chandrasekhar Rao's son is popularly known, told reporters that Naidu's defeat in Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections was a foregone conclusion.
He said Naidu, who was looking to call the shots in Delhi, would not be in a position to call the shots in his own state. He predicted that the YSRCP would sweep the polls in Andhra Pradesh.
Hours later, Lokesh, who is a Minister in Naidu's cabinet, took to Twitter to hit back at KTR. He said KTR's remarks show that "Delhi Modi, Telangana Modi KCR and Andhra Modi Jagan" were scared of Chandrababu Naidu even in their dreams.
Nara Lokesh hit back alleging that KCR colluded with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and YSRCP President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy in a conspiracy against the TDP chief.
Lokesh remarked that KCR, who planned to form a Federal Front, joined hands with "420 parties" and remained confined to Telangana. He was referring to YSRCP, which has been invited by the TRS to join the proposed Federal Front.
KTR had met with Jagan in January this year. With YRSCP and TRS predicted to win a large chunk of the 25 seats in Andhra Pradesh and 17 seats in Telangana respectively, Jagan joining hands with KCR for the Federal Front could make it formidable, or least give the front significant bargaining power.
"Unable to counter one leader, three leaders have joined hands and are hatching many conspiracies. After failing to compete with Andhra in development and welfare, TRS has joined hands with Jagan and hatched a big conspiracy to wreak havoc in the state," Lokesh tweeted.
He said KCR and his aides working for the TDP's defeat were sure to be disappointed with the poll results.