Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao and a host of YSRCP leaders on Saturday lambasted former Chief Minister N. Chadrababu Naidu for targeting Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and the police during the TDP meeting in the city.
Instead of reviewing the party’s worst-ever defeat in the elections during his two-day visit, Mr. Naidu adopted the single-point agenda of criticising the YSRCP government, which, they said, was taking several decisions and implementing the election manifesto for the welfare of people.
Mr. Naidu still had MLAs on his side because Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy took a principled stand not to encourage defections, the Minister said. Because of the attitude of Mr. Naidu, the TDP leaders were getting involved in cases, he alleged.
Condemning the criticism of Mr. Naidu against the police, VMRDA Chairman Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao recalled how Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy was not even allowed to move out of the runway at the airport during the TDP rule.
MLA Golla Babu Rao said Mr. Naidu should focus on reviewing the defeat since his tirades lacked credibility.
MLAs U.V. Ramana Murthy Raju and Tippala Nagi Reddy said the outbursts of Mr. Naidu were motivated as he was unable to digest the unparalleled development programmes being implemented by the YSRCP government.
Former MLA Malla Vijay Prasad, city president Vamsikrishna Srinivas and conveners K.K. Raju and A. Vijayanirmala spoke.