BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao booed by Telugu NRIs in US

They also raised slogans demanding justice to the State and walked out of a meeting Narasimha Rao addressed.

Published: 18th May 2018 05:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2018 05:30 AM   |  A+A-

GVL Narasimha Rao (File | Youtube Screengrab)

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: Telugu NRIs in New Jersey, USA, heckled national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and MP GVL Narasimha Rao for 'cheating' Andhra Pradesh. They also raised slogans demanding justice to the State and walked out of a meeting Narasimha Rao addressed.

The incident came to light when the official social media pages of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) shared a four-minute video which showed an argument between Telugu NRIs and GVL Narasimha Rao at a programme organised by 'Overseas Friends of the BJP' at Edison in New Jersey.

Addressing a meeting, Narasimha Rao was explaining the financial assistance given by the Centre for the development of Andhra Pradesh during which he alleged that the TDP government was politicising the issue. "It is the State government which is not taking the assistance provided by the Centre. Can the TDP government give it in writing why it isn't accepting the assistance?" he asked. To this, some participants raised severe objections and said the Centre was ignoring AP.

They said that even though they supported thought Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, the Centre meted out a raw deal to AP. A heated argument ensued with Narasimha Rao trying to explain to them 'the real picture'. Upon the intervention of the organisers, the Telugu NRIs staged a walkout, raising 'Jai Telugu' slogans.

Condemning the incident, Narasimha Rao said that the TDP NRIs tried to disrupt the programme after being directed by the party headquarters. "These are cheap propaganda tactics of the TDP. We knew that messages were circulated earlier to TDP supporters to attend my meeting and disrupt it by raising questions. We could have prevented their entry, but we allowed them to participate. I was willing to answer all their questions, but they were there only with an intention to disrupt the meeting," he said in a video message released by the BJP State unit.

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  • vasudev

    Chandrababu naidu is playing dirty poilitics to hide his failures. He will be taught a lesson by the people soon. He is getting exposed in the Tirupathi temple scandal,
    3 months ago reply
    • Monirul

      Hello Vasudev What kind of dirty politics is playing by Chandrababu naidu. Why don't you raise your finger on lie Lama( Narendra Modi). He was the one who promised always in front of Telgu people during election campaign in 2014. Really I have never seen such a liar person in my whole life with blind bhakt
      7 days ago reply
  • B.Krishnamurthy

    Iwas residing in Andhra Pradesh from 1969 to 1979.First there was Telengana Agitation for a separate Telengana State. In 1972 there was agitation by coastal Andhra & Rayalaseema people for a separate Andhra State minus Telengana.During this agitation my office(Central Govt Establishment) in Rajahmundry was closed by agitators for 90 days.All the staff had to be paid full salary for this period of absence.During this agitation ONGOLE Hedpost office was burnt.I was in charge for reconstruction of All Savings and other small savings scheme accounts during 1973 to 1976. Late Potti Sriramulu went on a Fast unto death for reorganisation of all states in India on linguistic basis.Becase he died during fast big agitation took place forcing Govt of India to form States Reorganisation Commission. When Govt of India took steps to separate Telengana in recent years
    4 months ago reply
  • atwrd

    The central government is giving enough money already to the AP for the development of the state and capital. Central government only asked how and where the money is being spent. But Mr. Naidu wanted to hijack Modi like how he did with Vajpayee. As he could not so he made complete u-turn. Naidu should get his ethics back if he has any respect and love for the country/state and control his party people and reduce corruption by his party leaders within the state and outside.
    4 months ago reply
  • K. PHANI KUMAR--ADOCATE

    The way of reacting to G.V.L.'s comments by certain people is not at all democratic and not admissible.
    4 months ago reply
    • Pandu Kuchibhotla

      It is undemocratic to withhold my comment as I don't belong to either TDP nor BJP nor YSRCP nor Janasena nor Congress. I am an Indian patriot who is now a citizen of United States. I never uttered any bad words against any politician even though they deserWhat a pityved it. I am so distressed that you withheld my opinion because it was very critical of Modi dispensation
      4 months ago reply
    • Pandu RV Kuchibhotla

      Mr. GVL has overstepped his limits when he uttered "mayasabha" nonsense about the construction of Amaravathi the DREAM CAPITAL for the divided and deprived of a capital TELUGU NATION. I was an enrolled member of ABVP in the year 1970 but since childhood have been an ardent fan of RSS-Jansangh-BJP until 2014 General Election in which I had a prior Mannath (Mokkubadi) of $ 116/- for the landslide victory of then-beloved not-now Narendra Modi
      4 months ago reply
  • P apparao

    GVLN is hired by BJP to counter the ill effect if any
    4 months ago reply
  • ramesh

    shameless fellow. AP people should throw him out os state for cheating public.
    4 months ago reply
    • Subu

      Rightly said.Shouldnt have allowed his entry in US at the first place.
      4 months ago reply
      • GL

        Mr Subu
        3 months ago reply
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