Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and Opposition leader N Chandrababu Naidu were locked in verbal exchange on the floor of the Assembly on Thursday during the discussion on prevailing drought conditions in the State. Jaganmohan Reddy, while launching the debate had said that the previous government led by Chandrababu Naidu had betrayed people, particularly the farmers by going back on the election promises. He said that Naidu had promised total loan waiver during elections but had partially implemented it after coming to power. Jaganmohan Reddy had also showed the video clips of Chandrababu Naidu’s statement during elections and later in power.
After accusing Chandrababu Naidu of betrayal, Jaganmohan Reddy had announced zore per cent interest loans to the farmers. He claimed it as first of its kind in the history of the State and said that the scheme would be rolled out soon.
But, when the Telugu Desam Party member, Nimmala Ramanaidu said that the scheme is already being implemented from the Congress regime since 2013, Jaganmohan Reddy said that he would prove that it was not implemented by the TDP government and dared Naidu to quit Assembly if he proves that the scheme is not new.
Irked at the challenge and the ruling YSR Congress MLAs heckling him every time, Chandrababu Naidu intervened and alleged that the ruling party members including the chief minister were insulting and humiliating him. He said that the ruling party members and the chief minister were also threatening him.
He later took a few minutes break from the House and returned with some documental evidence to prove that the zero per cent interest loans were implemented by his government too, but by then the speaker adjourned the House for the day. Shocked at this the TDP chief addressed a press conference where he accused Jaganmohan Reddy of running away from the House. Chandrababu Naidu further said that he would move privilege motion against the chief minister in the Assembly.