Expressing support for Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s day-long fast, Indian National Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stolen from the people of the State and given the money to industrialist Anil Ambani.
Mr. Naidu, the president of Telugu Desam Party, is on a fast in New Delhi demanding that the Centre fulfil all promises made during Andhra Pradesh’s bifurcation in 2014 and alleging that the Prime Minister was not following ‘raj dharma’ by denying the State the Special Category Status.
“The Prime Minister has stolen from the people of Andhra Pradesh and he has given that money to Anil Ambani,” Mr. Gandhi said at the venue of the hunger strike in Andhra Bhavan.
The government and Mr. Ambani have rejected Mr. Gandhi’s allegations of corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal with France.
“Mr Narendra Modi, wherever he goes, he goes to Andhra Pradesh, he lies about special status. He goes to the North-East, he tells another lie over there. He goes to Maharashtra and he tells another lie over there. He has absolutely got no credibility left,” Mr. Gandhi said.