In a second insult aimed at Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, after YSR Congress party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked people to shoot Chandrababu Naidu last week, Reddy said on Thursday that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu deserved to be hanged for not fulfilling his promises.
He had earlier received a notice from the Election Commission for his “shoot Naidu” remark.
While addressing a series of road shows in Nandyal in Kurnool district, where by-elections are scheduled to be held on 23 August, Reddy asked, “What is wrong in asking for Naidu’s hanging for cheating the public with false promises?”
During the Nandyal public meeting, Jagan had alleged that Naidu had failed to implement even a single promise he had given to various sections of people including farmers, women, unemployed and minorities.
“The chief minister is known for his duplicity, double-dealing and treachery. And now, he is coming before you to seek votes again. There is nothing wrong, if people like Naidu are gunned down on streets in public glare,” Jagan said. “He is not a Mukhya Mantri (chief minister), but a Mukhya Kantri (chief looter).”
Apart from criticising the CM he stressed the benefits of the Navaratnalu scheme.
He said Naidu may come to Nandyal with bundles of currency notes. He told them to take the Rs 5,000 that Naidu gives and vote according to their conscience.
The EC took suo motu cognizance of his comments and served a notice on him on August 7 seeking an explanation from him. In his reply, Jagan said he had made the comments only out of anguish that the TDP government had failed to fulfil the election promises and that he had nothing personal against Naidu.