Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has accused Congress party of dividing the united state in an unscientific manner, bulldozing the very spirit of democracy. Speaking after administering ‘nava nirmana pratigna’ ( a pledge for construction of modern AP) on the occasion of division of the state at Vijayawada, he said- “parliament’s doors were shut. Nothing was audible in the din. The bill was hastily moved and announced that it was passed. This was how the AP bifurcation took place. All my pleas for an equitable justice went in vain. People of AP were cheated, hoodwinked. The wounds are still there”
Indirectly invoking the nationality of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Mr Naidu remarked –“the state was divided exactly on the day of Italian Independence Day”
Inspite of heavy odds, the state is treading a thorny path and I hope we will be successful one day. We will make AP number one state by 2029, he added.