Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s comments that the state would be torn into pieces if the monkey gangs were voted to power in the next elections triggered uproar in the Opposition parties, surprisingly in Telangana.
Naidu was making these comments while addressing Anganwadi teachers in Amaravati on Saturday.
He said TDP coming to power is a historic necessity in order to complete the ongoing developmental works in the state.
“If these monkey gangs come to power, they will tear the state into pieces,” he said.
Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said it was Naidu who is leading the "monkey gang" in the state.
“Is it not the TDP that is the monkey gang? You have opened the entire party to absorb other party leaders, jumping from one branch to another branch. You are the leader of your monkey gang, and you are talking about opposition parties becoming monkey gangs," he said.
Accusing Naidu of losing his semblance and going senile, Rao said the chief minister had failed the people of his state with his "imaginary circus feats" and not fulfilled any promises he made during the 2014 state assembly elections.
Senior Telangana Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao also said the comments made by Naidu were not in good taste and added that the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister was "spoiling" his own image.