With Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu campaigning aggressively against Telangana's ruling TRS in Hyderabad, the latter on Saturday warned that it will hit back by taking the fight to his state.
Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K. Chandrashekhar Rao's son and cabinet minister K. T. Rama Rao said if necessary, TRS will enter Andhra Pradesh to "politically finish off Naidu".
KTR, as the young TRS leader is popularly known, told an election rally in Hyderabad that when the time comes, "they will teach a lesson" to Naidu. KTR said through the Federal Front proposed to be formed by KCR, they would show their strength in Andhra Pradesh. He was indicating at an anti-TDP front, which may be headed by principal opposition party, the YSR Congress.
The YSR Congress, which is not contesting Telangana elections, has extended its support to TRS.
Rama Rao alleged that when Naidu was hatching conspiracies in Hyderabad, they drove him away to Amaravati (the upcoming capital of Andhra Pradesh). "I am confident in this election, Telangana people will chase away Chandrababu Naidu and his party out of the state," he said.
Elections to 119-member Telangana Assembly are scheduled on December 7. The TDP, a constituent of Congress-led People's Front, is contesting 13 seats.
KTR's attack on Naidu came as the TDP chief intensified his election campaign in Hyderabad. Projecting himself as architect of Cyberabad, the information technology district in Hyderabad, Naidu is targeting TRS for its "misrule".
Earlier in the day, KTR said that he was confident that TRS will come back to power. Interacting with IT and business heads at a 'Spirit of Hyderabad' program held in the city, he said “People will vote us back as I believe the work that we have done will speak for itself.”
He also stated that Hyderabad is well connected to the rest of the world and has economic and political stability, which makes the city the favorite destination for global companies.
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