AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who laid foundation stone for the construction of temporary secretariat at Velagapudi near Amaravati, took potshots at his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhara Rao saying the state was divided because of the political greed of a family. “Nobody wanted bifurcation. Its just a political necessity of a family. A split was enforced between the Telugu people who have been one for centuries. Andhra Pradesh was the first state formed on linguistic lines. But that spirit was bulldozed. I know the pain and agony the split has brought in your lives. You were greatly worried over the future of your children. And you chose me when the situation was grim and under extremely trying conditions. I knew my responsibilities and I have been trying to overcome the difficulties of the state one by one” he stated at a public meeting organized on the occasion.
Naidu announced that he would rule the state from June 15 from Amaravati itself.
The temporary secretariat would be completed in four months from now, he said.
Interestingly Mr Naidu reiterated his comments on casteism saying that there are only two castes- the haves and have-nots. “I don’t need to work for the rich and I will go to the poor and try my best to eradicate poverty” he said.