The other day, YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy described his bête noire Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu as the biggest drama actor, as was evident from the way the latter took a U-turn on special category status to AP.
Jagan even commented that Naidu should have been referred to the Academy Awards committee.
“Had the committee seen Naidu, they would have definitely given him an Oscar award,” he said.
But after seeing the chief minister’s theatrics in the assembly on Tuesday, one would have definitely agreed with Jagan.
While claiming himself to be the most seasoned politician and senior most among the present breed of politicians, Naidu suddenly turned emotional with his voice chocked and eyes filled with tears as he was referring to the humiliation meted out to him in New Delhi.
He said when he was telling finance minister about his plans to construct a world-class capital at Amaravati, the latter heckled him and said: “is it your dream capital?” While saying, Naidu became highly emotional and wiped his tears from the eyes.
“After the unilateral division, Andhra Pradesh was left with no capital city. Is it wrong to build a world-class capital? Why can't the Centre extend assistance to build the capital as promised in the Act? When it can give Rs 17,000 crore to a developed city like Bengaluru to build the metro rail, why can't it give the money to the construction of Amaravati?" he asked.
He recalled how he had to face humiliation by the Prime Minister and his government when he repeatedly gone to Delhi for 29 times in the last four years.
“There was no proper response from the Centre,” he said.