Naidu to use Babli case as BJP’s witch-hunt

Telugu Desam Party supremo and chief minister Chandrababu Naidu is armed with a strong weapon once again to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party at the national level. This time, Maharastra had given him the weapon in the form of a non-bailable warrant from a local court.

Dharmabad court from Maharastra had served non-bailable arrest warrant asking Chandrababu Naidu and 14 of his party leaders to appear before the court on September 21. The case is related to the TDP’s protest against the Babli project on Godavari River in Maharastra in 2010. The TDP chief had led his party leaders to the Babli project as Leader of Opposition against Maharastra building new projects on Godavari without clearance from the Central Water Commission and depriving undivided Andhra Pradesh of its due share of the river water. The TDP then accused the Congress of ignoring the State’s interests while Maharastra was violating the existing river water distribution system.

The TDP leaders were detained as they entered Maharastra State and were later kept in the premises of a local ITI. When the TDP leaders tried to gate-crash, the police laticharged and filed cases against the TDP leaders including Chandrababu Naidu. The NBW against Chandrababu Naidu is related to this case.

The TDP chief, eight years after the incident, is looking at it as a weapon for him to fight against the BJP and its witch-hunt. While getting busy with legal experts for consultations to face the case, Chandrababu Naidu is designing his political action plan to challenge the BJP and its national leadership, particularly BJP national president Amit Shah and prime minister Narendra Modi.

Chandrababu Naidu is visiting Kurnool district today where he would address a public meeting and the TDP chief is set to take the BJP to task for the court notice and the witch-hunt. He looks at the issue as a strong weapon for him to fight against the BJP. It is to be seen how he is going to design his new political battle taking advantage of the court notices.

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