www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL MONDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2019 PAGES 16 Forecast: Scattered clouds Temp: Max.32C. Min.24°C. Humidity: 33% Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 06:19 BJP’s Mukul Roy booked for TMC MLA murder Kolkata: BJP leader Mukul Roy was named in a police complaint here on Sunday in the Trinamool Congress legislator Satyajit Biswas murder case, police said. Biswas, a popular Dalit leader, was shot dead by unidentified assailants while he was attending a Saraswati Puja programme in the Nadia district on Saturday. Biswas represented Krishnaganj constituency in the West Bengal Assembly. "Two accused, Kartick Mondol and Sujit Mondol, have been arrested," a senior police officer said. The TMC and the BJP have been engaged in a bitter war of words since the killing. 8 P11 GOYAL PITCHES FOR PRINTING CURRENCY TO FINANCE DEFICIT REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H PROTESTS GALORE AGAINST MODI’S VISIT TO GUNTUR Naidu failed to use Central funds: Modi n Babu betrayed NTR, now replicating Centre’s schemes: PM M SHYAM SUNDAR Guntur: In a blistering attack on the AP government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was having sleepless nights as the chowkidar was insisting on account for every rupee given to the state from the Centre. “Naidu did not like this and hence he took U-turn, came out of the NDA and was now latching on to the lap of the Congress, he said. Addressing a public meeting amidst protests from all political parties, NGOs and social organisations and activists except the main Opposition YSRCP, the Prime Minister targeted the Chief Minister and his son N Lokesh and accused them of corruption. Modi said that Naidu had ignored the state’s development and had joined the ‘Mahamilavat’. He said the Opposition alliance consists of parties who had cheated the people and the country and those whom the law was now catching up with. Modi criticised Naidu using all the abuses available in a dictionary. He said the people of Andhra have great culture but ‘Babu garu’ was insulting the great culture. Continued on Page 15 • Naidu spending sleepless nights as chowkidar asking for accounts’ • He promised to make AP a Sunrise state, but made his ‘son rise’ • Yes, I agree, you are senior in backstabbing your own father-in-law • Naidu’s Monday Deeksha more of a photo session for Opposition • NDA govt is committed to work for AP devpt, says Modi Naidu hits back at Modi, says his ﬁght is not personal MD AMEEN Vijayawada: It was a day of war of words between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. While Modi launched a blistering attack on Naidu, the Chief Minister hit back at Modi stating that his fight against the Centre was not personal. He said he was opposing the dominance of Delhi over states and was strictly following the footsteps of TDP founder president N T Rama Rao. Addressing a public meeting on Sunday after the distribution of house site pattas at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium here on Sunday, Naidu, for the first time, even referred to the wife of Modi and Yes, Lokesh is my son, can you admit Yashodaben as your wife, asks CM ‘I am watchman, I want accounts Mr CM’ HANS NEWS SERVICE Guntur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the watchman government is asking Naidu to account for every single paisa given by the Centre. “While Naidu spends public money holding photo sessions and public meetings to abuse me, we are spending party money for public meetings,” he said. Modi appealed to the people of the state to wake up and learn that their Chief Minister is spending their money for Delhi trips. On TDP’s protest with the slogan ‘Modi go back’, the PM said he was thankful to Naidu and people of Andhra because they have asked him to go back and take care of the power at the Centre in Delhi. He said he was conﬁdent that the people of the country will fulﬁl this wish of the people of Andhra. Referring to the black balloons hoisted against him, Modi said that these black balloons would work like black spots on the cheeks of young people to evade evil looks. said that family structure and values were very important in any society. Modi too has a family, but he never bothered about his own wife, he said and added that he was making this comment out of agony and anguish. “A man who found fault with triple talak and promised to punish those who indulge in such acts had left his own wife Yashodaben,” he said. Naidu further said that Modi had not taken care even of his elderly mother. “But on the contrary, I am proud to be known as father of Lokesh,” he said. Naidu reiterated that it was not he who had taken U-turn. “It is Modi who has taken ‘Uturn, while he had taken a right turn on special category status. Continued on Page 15 CM’s OPEN LETTER TO PM PINS HIM ON SCS PROMISE HANS NEWS SERVICE Vijayawada: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to fulﬁl the promises made during the bifurcation and do justice to the ﬁve-crore people of Andhra Pradesh. He wrote this letter marking the visit of Modi to Guntur city on Sunday. In his detailed letter, the CM pointed out that the people of Andhra Pradesh are angry with the Central government and the Prime Minister for not fulﬁlling the assurances given in Bifurcation Act and not according Special Category Status to the state. Continued on Page 15 All set for Dharma Porata Deeksha in Delhi today HANS NEWS SERVICE New Delhi: The stage is set for Dharma Porata Deeksha to be held at New Delhi on Monday. The meeting was being organised to register protest the failure of the Centre to fulﬁl the assurances made on the ﬂoor of Parliament and in the AP State Reorganisation Act 2014. This has now assumed greater political overtones following the visit of PM Modi to Guntur and levelling allegations against Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, his family and calling the alliance of political parties as ‘Mahamilavat’. Leaders of several Opposition parties have extended their solidarity to the CM’s protest at Delhi. Naidu, it is learnt, will discuss Sunday’s developments and Modi’s comments on the proposed alliance of various parties with the slogan ‘Save Democracy’ with these leaders. Meanwhile, the New Delhi railway station resounded with slogans of ‘Modi Hatao Desh Bachao’ as a train load of TDP activists and others representing various NGOs and other social organisations landed on Sunday morning. It may be noted here that the Chief Minister had participated in Dharma Porata Deeksha in 11 districts of the state so far. The CM will observe fast after paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the Raj Ghat and Ambedkar at AP Bhavan. ‘I am worried about Gadkari’ Pawar quips over Union minister’s projection as an alternative to Modi Pune: Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar said that he was “worried” about Union minister Nitin Gadkari as he is being projected as a possible alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gadkari, a senior BJP leader, was recently in news when he was seen as taking swipes at his party’s top leadership after the Assembly poll losses in three states. The Union minister's "one who cannot take care of home, cannot manage the country" remark also came when the Opposition was tar- geting Modi over his handling of the Rafale deal and farmers’ agitations. The 61-year-old, who is seen to share good relations across party lines, has been suggested as a possible contender for prime minister if the BJP falls short of the magic number in the Lok Sabha elections, due in May. Talking to reporters at Solapur in Maharashtra, Pawar said to a question, “Gadkari is my friend. We have worked together. There is talk about his name being pushed (as an alternative to Modi) and because of that I am worried about him.” He did not elaborate further. Talking about alliances in the state for Lok Sabha polls, Pawar said his party was not engaged in any talks for a tie-up with Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). “Raj Thackeray has a great deal of support from the youth. But we have not had any talks regarding any agreement pertaining to elections with his party,” said Pawar. He discusses public issues with the MNS chief often, but there has been no discussion about working together in the election, he added. PM MODI ON INAUGURATION SPREE P15 `5.00
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