Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday took serious exception to the comments made by his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao that AP was no way near Telangana and that there was no comparison between the two states.
Stating that he was deeply hurt by the comments made by KCR at the India Today Conclave held in Hyderabad on Thursday, Naidu said it was wrong on the part of the Telangana chief minister to assume that the people of Andhra were incompetent.
“It is because of the Andhra people that Telangana was able to show some progress. The development of Hyderabad and Telangana was the result of the contribution of the blood and sweat of the people of 13 Andhra districts,” he said.
He reminded that the revenue surplus situation in Telangana was because of the contribution of Hyderabad, which had witnessed rapid development after 1995 during the TDP regime.
Naidu reminded that Andhra Pradesh had to suffer heavily due to unscientific bifurcation by the then UPA government and therefore, it ended up being the poor among all the southern states.