No compromise with TS further
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday asserted that he would not compromise anymore with the Telangana Government on any issue and asked the Centre to intervene immediately to restore the rights of AP Government and its people in the joint capital of Hyderabad.
New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday asserted that he would not compromise anymore with the Telangana Government on any issue and asked the Centre to intervene immediately to restore the rights of AP Government and its people in the joint capital of Hyderabad.
For the first time, Naidu denied talking to the nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson stating that “what is the need for me to talk to an independent MLA.” Accusing the TRS Government of unleashing an unprecedented fear psychosis on non-Telanganites in the capital with ulterior political motives, he said the very act of tapping his voice was a crime and it had no right to do it.
He demanded immediate action in the phone tapping controversy and seizure of all equipment involved in it and initiation of proceedings against the Telangana Government and its Chief Minister. Calling the Telangana Government biased and accusing it of attacking the liberty and safety of the people of Andhra Pradesh, he said he had explained all details to the Centre.
As Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, he was not an ordinary citizen staying in the Capital and not subservient to the Telangana Government. Telangana State should have honoured the provisions of Section 8 of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 and implemented it, he said.
Hyderabad was unique in the sense it was a joint capital on which he too had a right for 10 years and instead it had misused its authority to tap their phones, Naidu said. The Government of Telangana has not only tapped our phones, but also used illegal equipment to do so and made use of legal equipment for illegal purposes and resorted to sophisticated technology to record our voices.
It is not just done in a democracy and it was not expected of a State government, he said. He said it was the Telangana government that leaked the tapes of the so called sting operation which was carried out by the Telangana ACB, hence the complicity of the Government was fully evident. If the Telangana government had the ACB, then he too had the same, he pointed out questioning the rights of the former in intruding into his rights as a Chief Minister.