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Minister Nani’s open threats don’t bode well for AP’s future

On a day when TDP Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu conducted a roadshow in Vijayawada to campaign for the party candidates for the municipal elections, a host of YSRCP ministers lashed out at the TDP chief for his remarks. 
 
Giving a rebuttal to the allegations levelled by Naidu against the government and the ministers, Civil Supplies minister Kodali Venkateswara Rao (Nani) said Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh were instigating people of Vijayawada to protest against the government. “They should be ashamed of themselves for confining to Hyderabad for the last eight months and hitting the roads ahead of the elections for votes,” he said.
 
Nani said though the State government has borrowed Rs. 1 lakh crore, Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy has spent Rs. 95,000 crore for implementing various welfare schemes by providing financial aid to people through Direct Benefit Transfer.
 
“Naidu borrowed more than three lakh crore during his term and looted the money," he alleged and added that the previous TDP government had indulged in massive corruption in the conduct of Krishna Pushkarams. “Naidu should raise his voice against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on these issues, if he has the guts,” the minister challenged. 
 
On the Amaravati issue, Nani alleged that Naidu and his followers were involved in large-scale corruption in the land deals in the capital. “You will go behind bars, if the stays (on Amaravati land scam probe) are vacated,” he said, sending a clear warning shot to the TDP chief. 
 
While the YSRCP leaders are going bonkers in this election season, listening to the ministers lowering their stature and giving open threats to senior politicians shows the kind of environment Andhra Pradesh is breeding currently. It is also sickening to see a politician stooping so low, forgetting basic decency to even speak in public. 
 
It remains to be seen how a government that encourages foul talk and badmouthing other leaders in public, bodes for a state that is already plagued with a multitude of issues and is on a downhill economically and otherwise, too!
 

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