Lashing out at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said that Jaganmohan Reddy is “acting like a psycho”.
Attacking his bitter rival, Naidu said that Jagan Reddy-led YSRCP government is implementing “anti-people policies”.
“The YSRCP government is implementing anti-people policies. Unnecessary and illegal cases are being filed on leaders of other parties. The police are creating unnecessary problems. I am good to people who are good to me. But Jagan is acting like a psycho,” the TDP chief was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Continuing his tirade against the Chief Minister, Naidu claimed that the YSRCP rule is “extremely bad” and that party leaders are collecting ‘J Tax’ or Jagan tax. He further said that he has never seen a CM like Jaganmohan Reddy. He also warned the government to change its arrogant attitude.
“The YSRCP rule is extremely bad. Party leaders are collecting ‘J Tax’ (Jagan tax). I saw many Chief Ministers but I have never seen a Chief Minister like him. The law should be the same for all. I warn the government to change its arrogant attitude. The government is targeting our party leaders. That is not fair,” Naidu said on his visit to Vishakhapatnam.
The TDP has accused the YSRCP government of harassing its workers.
Last month, former Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, his son Nara Lokesh and several TDP leaders were placed under house arrest in view of the party’s call for a protest rally against the government.
TDP has alleged that its eight workers were killed in the attacks by YSRCP leaders, most of them in Palnadu region. It claimed that 500 TDP activists and sympathisers were attacked since the announcement of election results in May.
Earlier on September 16, former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao had committed suicide at his residence here, triggering allegations by the TDP that harassment by the YSRCP government drove him to end his life.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh authorities have served another demolition notice to the owner of the house in Amaravati in which Chandrababu Naidu resides.
Naidu had been living in the house on lease since he shifted here from Hyderabad in 2016. He had later got Praja Vedika, a meeting hall, constructed adjacent to the house.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in June ordered demolition of Praja Vedika. He had also alleged that Naidu himself is living in an illegal house.
The TDP, which lost power to Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress Party in May, alleged that the government was acting with a political vendetta.