Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that he had to address Prime Minister Narendra Modi as ‘sir’ 10 times to satisfy his ego. Naidu said the same on Thursday during an all-party meeting of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The CM even said that he called Modi ‘sir’ despite being his senior, for the sake of his state’s welfare. As per Naidu, the all-party meeting was in the wake of demand for a special status for Andhra Pradesh post the division of the state by Modi government.
Naidu said that to get justice and benefit his state, he had to address him as ‘sir’ but all his efforts went futile. Naidu said the alliance with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) during 2014 elections was formed considering the state’s benefit. He further said that the TDP would have got 10 seats more without the alliance. However, the TDP-NDA alliance broke last year when the Centre didn’t fulfill the state’s demand for special status.
Naidu, recalling that he was the first to demand PM Modi’s resignation as Gujarat CM post Godhra riots, said this could be a reason for the latter’s bias against Andhra Pradesh.