Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu had finally met Prime Minister Narendra Modi a couple of days ago and had nearly one-hour discussion.
Though nobody knows what had transpired between the two since it was purely a one-on-one discussion, one had to go by what Naidu had told media after meeting the Prime Minister.
The chief minister gave a long-list of demands to the Prime Minister, especially with regard to the promises made in the AP Reorganisation Act and also funds to be released under special financial package in lieu of the special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
Now, the opposition parties have started doing some kite flying on whether Naidu had sought any personal favours from Modi, apart from giving a memorandum.
YSR Congress party leader Alla Ramakrishna Reddy went to the extent of speculating that Naidu might have sought Modi’s help in wriggling out of the cash-for-vote scandal at the earliest, so that there would be no criminal cases against him before the next elections.
“When the TDP leaders can allege that our party president Y S Jaganmmohan Reddy, during his meeting the Prime Minister last year, had sought the latter’s help in coming out of the CBI case, why can’t we suspect that Naidu had asked Modi’s help in coming out of the cash-for-vote case?” Reddy asked.
There is a point in his argument. Isn’t it?