N. Chandrababu Naidu, the Telugu Desam supremo and AP Chief Minister has unveiled his plan to “save the nation and democracy” while throwing a direct challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a bid to save the nation and democracy he said he had come forward to build an alternative to the BJP at the Centre since the independence of the country’s democratic institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, Central Bureau of Investigation and others has been demolished in the last four years.
TD chief said that though he doesn’t aspire to become the convenor of an anti-BJP coalition, he has come forward as someone has to take the initiative at a time when the nation and democracy are in danger, he said while addressing a press conference in New Delhi, after meeting party leaders Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and Farooq Abdullah, the
He also stated that instead of delivering the promise of granting special category status to AP, Mr Modi had openly threatened the TD of frightful consequences. He said “Modi had directly told TD that he would come to us. Not to worry. He had openly threatened us.”
He said that the leaders he was meeting were ready to sink their political differences out of “democratic compulsions.” BSP chief Mayawati and her rival Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party would work together.
“Before elections, what was the great effort of the BJP? Where did they exist? At that time everybody then thought there was no alternative for the Congress,” Mr Naidu said.
He said the TD has played a key role in national politics and all parties are extending their support for AP issues. Later he tweeted “We want to send this message across loud & clear, all efforts by BJP to attack the Indian democracy will be met with a strong opposition. People must understand that any leader will do better than PM Modi Ji.