Naidu Flays Modi as ‘Elections PM’, Says Opposition Will Meet on Dec 10 to Decide Coalition’s Agenda
Observing that there are many experienced leaders who are capable of becoming the Prime Minister, Naidu said he does not aspire to occupy the top post as his task is to develop Amaravati.
Updated:December 1, 2018, 11:06 PM IST
File photo of Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu.
TDP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who has been making efforts to put together an anti-BJP front, on Saturday said the parties would meet on December 10 to prepare an agenda for the coalition.
Observing that there are many experienced leaders who are capable of becoming the Prime Minister, Naidu said he does not aspire to occupy the top post as his task is to develop Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh coming up near Vijayawada.
“Some said who is the Prime Minister (in anti-BJP front). There are many with experience in the front. I don’t have desire. I don’t want to be (Prime Minister). I said politely. The reason for that is, I have to develop Amaravati. I have to develop the new state,” he said.
“There are many competent persons in this. We will contest together. We will jointly take responsibility to select a competent Prime Minister. On (December) 10th, we are again having a meeting. We will sit in the meeting and decide the agenda,” he said.
Alleging that the NDA government-led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi disappointed the country despite having absolute majority, Naidu alleged that Modi was an “elections PM” who criticised all at the time of polls. “That’s why we don’t need elections PM. (We) need a PM who governs. Prime Minister (should) be changed and a good PM (should be) put in place,” he said.
Naidu, who was addressing a roadshow at Kukatpalli in Hyderabad in support of the TDP candidate, N Suhasini, for the December 7 Assembly polls in Telangana, also asked in which front Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao is.
“At the national level. There are only two fronts — one, the BJP, second, the anti-BJP front. Telugu Desam, Congress, we will be in anti-BJP front. I am asking KCR, which front you are in?” he asked.
He alleged that there was a tacit understanding between the BJP and TRS. “Voting for KCR is voting for BJP,” Naidu said.