Visakhapatnam: Anger has swept across rank and file of the Andhra Pradesh Police after former chief minister and TDP Chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu called them “Shepherd of Donkeys”.
Strongly condemning the disparaging remarks, Andhra Pradesh Police Officers’ Association (APPOA) demanded apology from Naidu and asked him to stop criticizing the police personnel.
In a press release, APPOA president Janakuls Srinivasa Rao said the AP police are committed to maintaining peace and, law and order besides protecting lives and properties of the general public.
“It is very unfortunate that Naidu, who served as a Chief Minister for 14 years has been making derogatory comments against the police”, Rao said.
Naidu had made derogatory remarks after he was taken into preventive custody at Vizag airport.
Naidu's son Nara Lokesh Babu even went a step ahead and warned that they would not spare police officers once they come to power.
“We strongly condemn the threatening and derogatory remarks of Naidu and Lokesh. It has become a practice for Naidu and Lokesh to threaten and insult the police. We urge father and son to stop threatening and insulting the police. We appeal them to withdraw the derogatory comments”, Rao said.