Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had asked people to protect him from the BJP’s witch-hunt.
There are rumours doing rounds in Amaravati that the Centre may ask for investigation into three important ministers in Chandrababu Naidu cabinet . It is also said that the Governor had collected information about these three Ministers and had gone to Delhi to give it to the Central government. Political observers say that the Centre might ask any of the Central investigating agencies (CBI or ED) to look into the corruption charges against these Ministers and some senior IAS officers.
The language that Chandrababu Naidu used the other day is quite understandable that he is in big trouble ahead. The trouble is for the irrigation projects. There is even bigger trouble on the Amaravati land pooling and land allotments. Trouble is also waiting for him in the MNREGS works where huge corruption is suspected.
If anything happens in these issues or any central investigating agency enters the scene, Chandrababu Naidu will not be able to stop it like he had been doing so for all these years. The reason is that his supporters like the Supreme Court judges are not in a position to help him this time as one of them is due for retirement shortly, while the other is aspiring for the top post. In this situation, they may not take the risk of helping him.
The father-like leader in Delhi who had been of a great support both politically and otherwise for Chandrababu Naidu for all these years is not in a position to save him. (Chandrababu Naidu) . All these developments have closed the doors of heaven for the TDP chief posing a greater threat for him from Modi government.
Whether or not people would rally for Chandrababu Naidu, it is getting into the minds of the people that the Central government is likely to go against the TDP chief. If Sonia Gandhi had used the Central agencies to cause troubles to Jagan Mohan Reddy in the past, it is now Narendra Modi to repeat the game for Chandrababu Naidu. This is what most people believe or openly talk. But, the issue this time is that if Naidu’s cases are taken up by the investigating agencies, he is capable of twisting it as witch-hunt and gain sympathy from his party cadres and general public too. Kwoning the strategies of Chandrababu Naidu, will Narendra Modi give him a chance to earn the sympathy or go firm against him giving no scope of return is a big question now.