Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is like a rat on the sinking boat, according to senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member K V P Ramachandra Rao.
“When a boat develops cracks and shows signs of sinking in the river, it is the rat on the boat which gets to know first and it tries to find ways to escape from sinking along with the boat. Naidu is like such a rat.
He has been sailing in the Bharatiya Janata Party boat all these days and has now sensed first, before anybody else, that the boat is sinking. That is why, he wants to get out of the BJP-led NDA government,” KVP said in an interview to a media house.
The Congress leader said Naidu has realised that there was a negative wind in the country against the BJP, after witnessing the election trends in Gujarat and parts of Rajasthan. That is why the TDP chief wants to break the alliance with the BJP, he said.
He alleged that Naidu had compromised with the Centre on special category status and agreed for a special package for his selfish interests.
“He has also praised the BJP leadership for granting special package. But now, he is turning the tables on the BJP,” he alleged.
KVP also found fault with YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy for being overambitious in floating his own party.
“Had his father Y S Rajasekhar Reddy been alive, Jagan would not have dared to come out of the Congress party at all. That was the loyalty YSR had towards the Congress party and its president Sonia Gandhi,” the veteran leader said.