While Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu running from pillar to post in the centre for securing adequate funds and support for the completion of the prestigious Polavaram project, the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders back home are trying to needle him and provoke him with a view to get rid of the TDP from the NDA.
On Saturday, former Union minister and senior BJP leader Daggubati Purandeshwari, Naidu’s own sister-in-law, declared that the AP chief minister had proved his inability to complete the Polavaram project.
“There is no point in asking for funds without showing proper accounts for the amount spent by the government. How can the state government blame the Centre when the state government cannot justify the expenditure in proportionate to the work done on ground?” she asked.
She accused Naidu of submitting fake accounts and seeking more funds.
“The Centre has clearly written to the Centre as to how the state would justify the cost escalations for right and left canals, when the works were not done in the last two years,” she pointed out.
BJP MLC Somu Veerraju, who doesn’t lose any opportunity to target Naidu, made a fresh attack on the latter saying if the BJP-TDP alliance breaks up, only Naidu would be held responsible for it.
“He never honoured the coalition dharma. In Kakinada elections, he gave only nine councillor seats to the BJP but fielded TDP rebels in as many as eight seats. That is why the BJP could win only one seat,” he alleged.