Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:12 PM

Chandrababu Naidu sitting on fast demanding special status: Five questions he need to answer

Chandrababu Naidu sits on fast on friday. Five questions he needs to answer: First, Naidu criticised opposition and civil society groups for organising protests in Andhra Pradesh. He, instead advised them to protest in Delhi to exert pressure on the centre. But, why is he protesting in the state. Second, he and his party refused to support protest sponsored by opposition parties or civil society groups but, now he wants everyone to rally behind him. Third, Chandrababu Naidu government came down heavily on opposition sponsored bandhs and protests. Cases were filed on the protesters. The government which has lifted cases on the ruling party politicians is yet to withdraw the cases filed on those who protested for the special status. Fourth, The chief minister publicly castigated that the bandh observed on April 16 caused a loss to state exchequer crores of rupees. But, now the government machinery is making every arrangement for the protest led by chief minister and his cabinet colleagues. Finally, Chandrabababu Naidu earlier disowned the demand for special status and called it a closed chapter. Should he not apologise for taking such a unilateral stand before sitting on a fast to demand special status.



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