Hours after the YSRCP joined the federal front proposed by the TRS, Andhra Water Resources Department Minister and TDP MLA accused Leader of Opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy of hurting the 'self-respect' of the people in the state by colluding with K Chandrasekhar Rao who had 'abused' them in the past.
Addressing the media, TDP leader Devineni Uma likened Jagan to a 'traitor', and accused him of stooping low for politics. "You (Jagan) have colluded with someone who showered abuses on Andhra people. Those who spoke ill about us. You have joined with KCR and KTR to hurt our self-respect and self-esteem."
"We will expose your politics before the people," he warned Jagan.
Attacking KCR, who will be soon visiting Jagan in Andhra Pradesh, Devineni Uma alleged that KCR should first answer why he humiliated the electricity employees of AP before coming to the state.
"Why didn't you pay our electricity dues? Why are you blocking the funds which belongs to Andhra Pradesh?" he alleged. In 2017, the Andhra Pradesh government alleged that the Telangana electricity corporation- TS Transco owes them Rs 4000 crore from the funds under the central government schemes following the state bifurcation in 2014. However, the Telangana Transco claims that Andhra Pradesh owes them Rs 3000 crore. The Telangana government had, however, stated that they wouldn’t intervene in the matter, and asked the power utilities of both states to resolve the issue amicably.
The TDP leader also criticized the federal front, floated by Telangana Chief Minister and TRS leader KCR, and dubbed it 'Modi Front'. He said that the front was floated just to target Chandrababu Naidu. "The drama which was happening under the veil for the past four years had finally come in the open."
On Monday, KCR's son and TRS working president, KT Rama Rao paid a visit at Jagan's residence in Hyderabad seeking his party's support for the federal front ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Post the meeting, Jagan said, “If we look at the MP representation of each state, it is not much, which is why even with 25 MPs in AP when we demanded special status, nothing happened. But now with 17 MPs from Telangana joining hands, it will help our case much better and stronger and the Centre cannot ignore it.”