Submitted by admin4 on 14 July 2013 – 7:28pm
By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,
Hyderabad: Former key NDA ally Telugu Desam Party chief N. Chandra Babu Naidu in strong words slammed the Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi for his ‘puppy’ remark comparing 2002 Gujarat riots victims to a puppy getting crushed under car wheels.
“Muslims were killed in huge numbers during 2002 Gujarat riots, comparing it to puppy getting crushed under car is shameful. It is disgraceful that man holding CM post is having such kind of feelings,” Mr. Naidu said while addressing press conference at his residence.
He said after every natural disaster, communal riots or any act of terrorism, it is the duty of the government to provide sense of security to its people and relief to the victims. But Naidu said, “Mr. Modi doesn’t even have any remorse for open killings of Muslims right under his Govt. He has overlooked that his comments would hurt the sentiments of families who lost their loved once in the riots, and it will boost motivations of communal roguish elements.”
Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister even though was key partner in NDA central government but never shared cordial relations with Narendra Modi. He still considers NDA protection to Modi after Gujarat riots was the main reason for his defeat to the Congress.
After 2002 riots when even Nitish Kumar was coming out in support of Modi, Naidu emerged as the biggest opposition to him in NDA. In fact, the TDP president was the first person to demand the sacking of Modi after the massacre and had even threatened to withdraw support to the NDA then.
Such was the hostility of Naidu towards Modi that he refused to nominate another TDP MP as the Lok Sabha Speaker, after the death of G.M. Balayogi in a helicopter crash in March 2002, in protest against the Gujarat riots. In August 2003, Mr. Naidu stalled the scheduled visit of Modi to Hyderabad to participate in Ganesh Visarjan program on the grounds that it would trigger communal riots in the city.
Recently when Mr. Modi won Gujarat elections, he invited Mr. Naidu to his swearing in ceremony which Naidu declined to accept and even stopped his brother in law and Telugu film star Bala Krishna from attending it.
Chandra Babu Naidu said people with outlook like Narendra Modi doesn’t have any place in such a secular country like India. He demanded Narendra Modi to withdraw his comments.