File photo of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Photograph:( ANI )
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday accused TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, actor-politician Pawan Kalyan and YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy of colluding with the BJP to target him.
Telangana`s acting Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday called Naidu a "thief and betrayer".
Naidu was talking to reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of a facility by Xiaomi and Dixon Technologies to manufacture Mi LED TVs in this temple town.
Refusing to be drawn into a personal attack, Naidu said he speaks on ideologies and policies and would not resort to personal attacks.
With KCR also targeting Naidu for TDP`s alliance with the Congress in Telangana, Naidu said the party took the step due to political compulsions. The TDP president, however, ruled out a similar arrangement with the Congress in Andhra Pradesh, saying the latter does not have much presence in the state.
Indirectly defending the alliance with the Congress in Telangana, Naidu recalled that the United Front, of which he was the Convener, had taken the Congress party`s outside support to form the government at the Centre.
Naidu alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had hatched a conspiracy to target him and the TDP. He also accused Modi of using central agencies against him