Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
1-min read

Chandrababu Naidu is Anti-Telangana, Says BJP Leader P Muralidhar Rao

P Muralidhar Rao alleged Naidu's 'influence' in any manner in Telangana is going to hurt the state's development.


Updated:November 23, 2018, 6:29 PM IST
Chandrababu Naidu is Anti-Telangana, Says BJP Leader P Muralidhar Rao
File photo of Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu.
Hyderabad: BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao on Friday attacked TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, calling him anti-Telangana while also slamming the Congress-TDP coalition for the December 7 state polls.

The BJP leader alleged Naidu's 'influence' in any manner in Telangana is going to hurt the state's development. "In 2014 itself, the BJP understood the way he (Chandrababu) was functioning that he is working against Telangana...we have suffered because of that and immediately we have distanced unilaterally and came out of that partnership," Rao told reporters.

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had an alliance with the BJP during 2014 elections in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Attacking the Congress-TDP alliance, Rao said, "Definitely, it will have serious implications and negative consequences for Telangana and its people. The BJP wants Chandrababu Naidu-mukt Telangana...we have become free from his influence...and we want to retain it. We will not allow any kind of this influence coming into the Telangana governance. It is the Congress which has to take a decision... the Congress has become covert to Chandrababu Naidu," he alleged.

For the BJP, the upcoming Assembly elections in Telangana are very important in the context of the south, Rao said, adding "We have a kind of ambition to expand in South. We have an abiding commitment for development of Telangana."

Rao also accused the TRS of failing to fulfill its promises and said anti-TRS campaigns will be taken up extensively by the party's national leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, central ministers, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and over 100 public meetings will be organised in the coming days.

The TRS and the Congress are "family first" parties while the BJP stands for nation first, he claimed. "Earlier, TRS president and caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had met JD(S) President and Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and later Chandrababu and other 'Mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) leaders also met Kumaraswamy. Tomorrow if needed they will come together. Vote for Congress is vote for TDP and TRS...all are one. BJP is the only party which has a distinct and uncompromising stand against TRS," the BJP leader asserted.
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

T&C Apply. ARN EU/04/19/13626

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results