Naidu using force to crush agitation: Jagan

Published: 03rd August 2016 05:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2016 05:32 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: While claiming that the statewide bandh call given by his party to protest against the Centre’s refusal to grant special status to Andhra Pradesh was a grand success, YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, accused that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is using force against people taking part in agitation demanding special status for the State which has exposed his stand on the issue.

“It is very unfortunate that the people of the State have to fight not only against the Centre for their rights, but also against their own State government. I don’t understand if he (Naidu) is the Chief Minister of AP or some other State. He should join us in our fight but instead he is trying to crush the agitation,” Jagan alleged.

Addressing reporters here on Tuesday, Jagan said that it was due to his party that the special status issue is still alive and people are taking part in agitation or else Naidu would have dumped it long back.

“If Naidu was there during the freedom struggle, he would have told freedom fighters let freedom come whenever it comes. Freedom is not a panacea to all the problems he would have told,” he said.

Accusing Naidu of working against the interest of the State, Jagan said the move of the chief minister to make the bandh unsuccessful has exposed him.

“If you(Naidu) support the special status demand, then why did you used force against the agitators. It is painful to see that he himself monitored the police action to stop agitators. His action clearly shows that he is not for special status,” he alleged.

Jagan alleged that Naidu is compromising with the interest of the state for his personal gains. “You can forget special status but five crore people of this state will not forget it. They want it and will take it at any cost. We will not rest till we are offered special status,” he asserted.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp