YSR Congress party on Saturday pooh-poohed the claim of Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu that he was a pure vegetarian and would eat a very simple food just for living.
“In his daily life, Naidu might be a pure vegetarian, but politically, he is an out and out non-vegetarian. He sucks the blood of the poor and devours leaders of other political parties. He has just gulped 21 MLAs from our party with his ill-gotten wealth.
He swallowed Rs 4 lakh crore in the last three years and did not leave anything -- from sand to earth. He has protected his health with soft food, but he swallowed the health of the state finances,” YSRC spokesman Ambati Rambabu said.
Ambati took a dig at Naidu for accusing YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy of anti-Rayalaseema citing a story published in Sakshi about release of water from Srisailam through Pothireddypadu to Rayalaseema.
“When all papers have reported on the Pothireddypadu reservoir in an identical manner Chandrababu Naidu had singled out on Sakshi media house and is propagating that it is the opinion of Jagan and has been spreading such falsehood.
How can you blame Jagan for the story published in Sakshi? Why didn’t you question Namasthe Telangana?” he asked.
Ambati found fault with Naidu for not repenting despite the setback in Sadavarthi lands which his coterie plans to usurp on a platter.
“Instead of hanging his head with shame when the lands were put under hammer for three times the amount that fetched in the first auction, he has been pretending as if nothing has happened despite being exposed thoroughly when the land yielded over Rs 60 crores while it was given away for Rs 22 crores in the first auction,” he said.