Telugu Desam Party MLA and Tollywood actor Balakrishna lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for not granting Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.
The actor was speaking the Dharma Porata Deeksha in Vijayawada. "The war has just begun. We will not leave you," Balakrishna said.
The seemingly agitated actor switched to Hindi while slamming the PM in order to convey his message. He also used unparliamentary language during the course of his speech.
âWe allied with the BJP as we thought that they would assist us in overcoming problems due to bifurcation. Now. all possible ways of negotiation are over. Now, the war will begin,â he said.
Asking PM Modi to learn what he claimed was the âsecond-most spoken language in the countryâ, he said, "I will speak in Hindi to make you understand. This is not your Gujarat that you can dominate it. This is Andhra,â he said.
Continuing his tirade against Modi, Balakrishna accused him being disrespectful to elders and women, referring to L K Advani and Jashodaben Modi. He also used derogatory language during the course of the speech, referring to the PM as a 'hijra'.
"Not just people of Andhra, the whole of India is against you now. Donât listen to your advisers. Iâm telling you now. Come out, and listen to the people. Otherwise, we will chase and hit you even iof you hide in a bunker, go to people but even they will chase you out,â he said.
"You create differences between the north and the south and create fights between states - be it Krishna waters or funds distribution," he further alleged.
He also took a dig at the BJP, and stated that the party would not win a single seat in the state. "I am challenging you. You will not win a single seat. Telugus are not cowards. The blood of NTR (Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao) flows through their veins.
The speech was part of Chandrababu Naiduâs 12-hour-long hunger strike to demand Special Category Status for the state and the fulfilment of promises made to the state.