At a time when all the MPs from Andhra Pradesh belonging to all parties, barring the Bharatiya Janata Party, have been stalling the proceedings of Parliament demanding justice to Andhra Pradesh in the Central budget, only Andhra MP remained calm and did not take part in the agitations.
She is Kothapalli Geetha, Lok Sabha MP from Araku parliamentary constituency.
She did not utter a word or raised slogans, when all the others were shouting at the top of their voices and staging dharnas inside and outside the House.
This surprised many including those in the TDP as well as YSRC.
Though technically she is still in YSRC, she moved with the TDP later.
For that matter, two other YSRC MPs Butta Renuka of Kurnool and S P Y Reddy of Nandyal also joined the TDP MPs in protest.
On Friday, however, Kothapalli Geetha opened her mouth and lashed out at both the YSRC and TDP for enacting dramas in the name of agitations in Parliament.
While attacking YSRC for targeting the TDP instead of BJP for ditching the state, Geetha attacked the TDP for its double standards on special category status.
“How can the TDP which sacrificed the special category status for special package can now demand the status again? How can Naidu who claims to have achieved double digit growth can now demand special status? Why is he not accounting for the funds already sanctioned by the Centre?” she asked.
She also found fault with YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy for saying that his party would join hands with the BJP if the Centre gives special category status.
“How can the Centre, which did not grant special status while having the tie-up with the TDP, give it for forging alliance with the YSRC?” she asked.