In the past two years, all around attacks have started from neighbouring States and Delhi on the pride and self-respect of Andhra Pradesh. KCR, who said we should separate like brothers, was a bit silent on AP during the TDP regime but started commenting on the Andhras once again after the YCP came to power. He openly claimed how the situation has reversed now to the extent that one acre in Telangana would fetch three acres in Andhra.
More serious comment came from Harish Rao who said that the foodgrain cultivation in AP has fallen far below that of Telangana. He went on to say that while this was the ground level situation, the Andhras used to claim that they taught cultivation to the people of Telangana.
On their part, the BJP leaders were again and again threatening to destroy the Andhra political parties. Their indirect threat was related to the CBI cases involving Jaganmohan Reddy and Chandrababu Naidu. The Modi regime was using the CBI, IT, ED and such central institutions to embarrass their rivals in AP effectively.
An even more damaging comment came from DMK leader Stalin who said he would not shiver like AP Chief Minister if the BJP continued its attacks through the Central agencies.
All these incidents are making the Andhras remember the days when they agitated for self-respect under NTR leadership and gave strong blows to the national parties at that time.