Vijayawada: Terming TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu as non-resident opposition leader of Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress party’s MLA Vasantha Krishna Prasad slammed him for the indifference shown during the pandemic. “However, he had come to town for political considerations,” he said.

Speaking to media here on Thursday, he said Chandrababu has been an

irresponsible Opposition leader, residing out of the state during the pandemic and coming only to console his party leaders, Atchennaidu and Kollu Ravindra, who were released on bail.

Chandrababu did not move out of his Hyderabad home for six months, made no efforts to console the public during the pandemic, the MLA said.

“Naidu did not visit the state when 10 people died in Swarna Palace fire accident nor when 10 others died in Vizag gas leak mishap but came down running to console TDP leaders who are out on bail and facing serious charges,” the YSRCP MLA ridiculed.

He recalled how Naidu shifted from Hyderabad to Vijayawada after the ‘cash for vote’ case was exposed and again rushed back to Hyderabad fearing inquiries by the AP state government.

Further, the MLA said Naidu’s 40-year experience in politics had been of no use to people but helped him only to make his son an MLC and minister. He questioned Naidu of the corruption during Krishna Pushkaralu and reminded the remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the corruption in Polavaram project.

Training his guns on TDP leader Devineni Uma Maheswararao, he said it was Uma who got the lease to mine the quarries in Mylavaram constituency but he allowed others do it and collected money from the quarry and crusher unit owners illegally.

He alleged that Uma had been causing obstacles in the distribution of house site pattas to the poor in Mylavaram by raising some issues or the other on the land sites.

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