A politburo member of the ruling Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi to an “anaconda” who has been “swallowing” national institutions.
In a statement, TDP politburo member and state Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu asked if there was a “bigger anaconda” than Modi. “He (Modi) has been swallowing institutions like CBI, RBI and others. How could he be a saviour,” Ramakrishnudu said.
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Who can be a bigger Anaconda than Narendra Modi? He himself is the Anaconda that has swallowed all the institutions. He is swallowing up institutions like CBI, RBI etc: Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Rama Krishnudu https://t.co/4O83gHl9ae— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2018
Reacting to the comments, the state BJP said TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu was the “king of corruption” and fears that his alleged corruption would be exposed now. Union Minister MA Naqvi said, “Competition underway of who will abuse Modi ji more. But history is witness to the fact that whenever Modi ji is targeted he emerges even stronger. When you have no issues left to attack Govt then you indulge in this (sic).”
Competition underway of who will abuse Modi ji more. But history is witness to the fact that whenever Modi ji is targeted he emerges even stronger. When you have no issues left to attack Govt then you indulge in this:MA Naqvi, Union Minister on Andhra FM calls PM Modi an Anaconda pic.twitter.com/pyx4XQv3Uf— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2018
The veteran leader said everyone has a primary responsibility to protect the country, democracy and constitutional values in the prevailing situation. He lashed out at the opposition YSR Congress and Jana Sena, saying they hankered only for power and did not have any national responsibility. ”Those two parties are, hence, supporting Modi who has been destroying national institutions and democracy,” he added.
State BJP president Kanna Lakshminarayana said: “N Chandrababu Naidu is the king of corruption and will stoop to any level. The man who passed a resolution in the NDA meeting in 2017, that Modi should become prime minister again is now trying to portray the latter as a culprit”. ”All corrupt leaders have formed a group and Chandrababu hastily ran into it. But it will not be possible if they try to loot the country in the garb of politics,” he said adding that Chandrababu was scared that his corrupt history would be exposed and hence befriended the Congress.
It is pertinent to mention that it was only on Friday that the TDP joined hands with the Congress to form an anti-BJP faction ahead of the 2019 general elections.