The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders are busy making arrangements for PM Modi’s public meeting to be held on a massive scale opposite Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur district on January 6. They are facing criticism from rivals over their enthusiasm. TDP MLC Buddha Venkanna questioned the wisdom of conducting this public meeting, saying Modi should set his foot on the AP soil only after fulfilling the promise of Special Category Status.
Venkanna’s comments assume importance in the light of the fact that the TDP is bringing increased pressure on the Modi government over non-fulfillment of bifurcation promises and also absence of required fund allocations for the Polavaram and Amaravati capital city projects.Moreover, the TDP leaders are also talking about secret understandings of the BJP and the TRS parties in Telangana early polls that are termed opportunistic. Buddha Venkanna accused Modi of provoking Telangana CM K Chandrasekhara Rao to attack and cause harm to the TDP in AP. He said Modi has been deliberately carrying out activities that are hurting the people of AP in different ways. Venkanna said in creating differences between AP and Telangana, Modi is playing the role of ‘Sakuni’ who became responsible for the ravaging war between the Kauravas and the Pandavas in the Mahabharata.