Hyderabad: YSR Congress party chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has launched a full-blown attack on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu for his double standards and his attempt to seek sympathy votes at the time of elections.
Expressing his anger, Reddy said, "If Chandrababu Naidu is shot in the middle of the road for his misdeeds, there is nothing wrong with it."
Reddy's remarks irked the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh, inviting a police complaint against him, filed by TDP leader, Mallela Rajshekhar.
Rajshekhar said that Jagan is scared of losing and hence making such remarks. "It's not right to say shoot CM on road. Nandyal is a very sensitive place and clashes can happen. So I have filed this complaint to SP so that he takes action."
The Nandyal by-election, scheduled for August 23, has become a battle of prestige for both the ruling Telugu Desam Party and the main opposition party, YSRCP.
"It's a war between right and wrong," YSRCP chief exhorted people to give a huge mandate to the party in the by-election, and exact a revenge on Naidu for not fulfilling his promises.
Addressing a public rally, Jagan said, “A jittery TDP is now showering sops after sops on Nandyal, but the poll will be people's verdict against the misrule and corruption of Chandrababu Naidu."
"The Chief Minister had blatantly engineered defections and had taken away 21 of our MLAs shamelessly. He back-stabbed NTR and then started using his photo in every election. This by-election should teach him a lesson for his nefarious deeds,” he added.