The National Secretary of the Communist Party of India (KPI), K. Narayana, said on Sunday that Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu surrendered to the Narendra Modi government because they feared that the government would attack them to be arrested in various courts.
“The chief minister and opposition leader have decided to remain silent at a time when Andhra Pradesh is facing injustice in the form of divestment of public sector units,” Narayana told the media here.
The CPI leader dared Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy and Mr Chandrababu Naidu to fight the pending cases against them in a democratic way rather than surrendering to the central government.
“The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are being used against those who question the centre’s policies. The investigative authorities have become a tool to silence the dissenting voices, “Narayana said, referring to the recent raids by the NIA and the CBI in the state.
MPTC, ZPTC surveys
Regarding the MPTC’s TDP boycott and the ZPTC elections, Mr. Narayana complained that Mr. Chandrababu Naidu’s decision was an “act of shyness”. “The TDP should be determined to face the challenges of the YSRCP rather than distance itself from the elections,” he said. Mr Narayana appealed to regional political parties to band together to oppose central government policies, including the three agricultural laws and the divestment of PSUs.