Visakhapatnam: Rajya Sabha member and senior BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao strongly objected to alleged "ant-Hindu" remarks made by AP ministers Perni Nani and SB Amjad Basha.

Addressing a press conference at BJP office in Visakhapatnam, Narasimha Rao said their comments laced with anti-Hindu sentiments were uncalled for at a time when union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman representing Prime Minister Narendra Modi was participating in several functions in connection with 75 years of Independence.

She visited Ponduru in Srikakulam district and KD Peta in Visakhapatnam to pay tributes to freedom fighter Alluri Sitaramaraju. Instead of welcoming her, the ministers made adverse comments on the BJP and its functioning.

"Perni Nani's comments that BJP was trying to install a saffron-clad person as chief minister in AP is highly objectionable. His comments are against Hinduism and not against BJP,'' Narasimha Rao said.

Similarly, deputy chief minister SB Amjad Basha renewed his efforts to install Tipu Sultan's statue in the Proddatur constituency. After permission was denied, now he is trying to install it at a private place, Rao alleged.

"BJP will not allow installation of Tipu Sultan anywhere. We will come on to the roads and voice our protests," Narasimha Rao warned.

He alleged that TDP was also hand in glove with YSRC. He said both the parties would not succeed in halting the BJP march in Andhra Pradesh.

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