Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday lashed out on his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao for claiming that the former's wife would vote for the TRS and not the TDP in the GHMC polls.
"KCR is lying. His lies show how frustrated he is. He is frustrated since he knows that his party, the TRS, in not going to win the GHMC elections," the Times of India quotes Naidu as saying.
This statement came a day after KCR, as the Telangana chief minister is known as, had claimed that Naidu's wife Bhuvaneswari had told him she would prefer the TRS to the TDP in the GHMC elections since her husband Chandrababu Naidu does not belong to Hyderabad.
Naidu is a native of Chittoor district, which is situated in Andhra Pradesh, but is credited with the city's IT boom during his spell as chief minister - a point that the TDP are banking on, to win the upcoming municipal polls in Hyderabad. The TRS on the other hand, is no stranger to the 'outsider' barb and has banked on the Telangana sentiment to push for a win.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday Naidu's son and TDP leader Nara Lokesh tweeted that his mother had responded to KCR's statement and said:
I am appalled by the way CM of a state lied in a public meeting that I will vote for TRS. It's really unfortunate & sad that he choose to use me to confuse the voters. To set the record straight my vote is always for TDP.
Meanwhile, KCR's son and IT minister K Taraka Rama Rao is reported to have said that his father had made the statement in a lighter vein and one should not read too much into it.