Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu might be afraid that the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre would dig out the files, foist cases of corruption against him and throw him behind the bars.
But, he should not be worried about being jailed, because it would only fetch him a lot political mileage, according to former Congress MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar. In a chat with a television channel, Vundavalli said first of all, there was nothing against Naidu in cash-for-vote issue that would make him go behind the bars.
“Even if he is jailed, it does more good than harm. He will get a lot of sympathy among the people, as they feel the Centre was harassing him for fighting for the rights of the state. They will vote him to power again with big majority,” Vundavalli said.
He said Naidu should show the same kind of courage against the BJP that he had shown to dethrone his father-in-law N T Rama Rao from power.
“It will do a lot of good for the state,” the former MP said.
He observed that the BJP was, in fact, on a weak footing because it is gradually losing the faith of the people. The other allies of the NDA are also angry with the BJP and within the party, too, there is a disgruntled group.
“So, it is high time, the TDP intensify its fight against the BJP. Naidu has nothing to lose,” Vundavalli added.