Vijayawada: Housing minister Cherukuvada Sriranganadha Raju lashed out at opposition leader Nara Chandrababu Naidu accusing him of conspiring to create a rift among castes in the state.

Speaking to media at the party central office here on Tuesday, the minister said Naidu has been trying to create the impression that there are conflicts between Reddy and Raju communities and used YSRCP rebel MP Raghurama Krishnam Raju for it.

He said Naidu has used the issue of classification of Dalits for creating rifts among Dalits and also created rifts between BC communities and Kapus by promising that Kapus will be recognised as BCs in the past. He now is trying to maintain a rift between Reddy and Kamma communities and added that he was using Raghurama Krishnam Raju to create conflicts between Reddy and Raju communities.

He criticised Naidu for writing a letter on behalf of Kshatriyas without mentioning any name on it claiming that the feelings of Kshatriyas were hurt in issues related to Mansas trust. He urged Naidu not to create a rift among Kshatriya community for his benefit.

The minister slammed Raghurama Krishnam Raju for not visiting his constituency for last 15 months and said he has been staying in Delhi and Hyderabad and criticising the government unnecessarily for his personal interests.

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