Reacting sharply to the explanation offered by Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu on why he had dethroned his father-in-law NT Rama Rao, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development D Purandareswari on Monday stated that the people of the state will not believe Mr Naidu’s words.
Talking to media persons after participating in a programme here, Ms Purandareswari questioned why the people of Andhra Pradesh would believe Mr Naidu.
“No one would believe Mr Naidu, who cheated his own father-in-law and party founder NT Rama Rao. Why should anyone believe him? He is simply trying to fool the people with his cheap tricks at the Mahanadu. The people are observing him keenly,” the Union Minister of State said.
Ms Purandareswari, NT Rama Rao’s daughter who parted ways with the TDP after his death and joined the Congress, further wondered why Mr Naidu had demanded Bharat Ratna, the Nation’s highest award for civilians, for the TDP’s founder, at this time.
“Why did he not demand the Bharat Ratna at the time was playing a key role in the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre and being the Chief Minister in the state? Why did he forget NTR then?” she questioned.
Mr Naidu’s words on the reason for dethroning NTR can never be believed, she said.
Reacting on the threats issued by a section of leaders that they would introduce No Confidence Motion against the N Kiran Kumar Reddy government, Ms Purandareswari rubbished these claims and said that there was no threat to his government.
“The Kiran Kumar Reddy government would continue its term up to 2014,” she made it clear.