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PTI Hyderabad
Updated: 30-11-2018 16:51 IST

Andhra Pradesh Chief MinisterN

Chandrababu Naidu made Nandamuri Suhasini who is contesting

from Kukatpally constituency on a TDP ticket a 'scapegoat' by

fielding her from a 'losing' segment, Telangana caretaker IT

and Industries minister K T Rama Rao has alleged.

Speaking at a roadshow at Kukatpally on Thursday, the

TRS leader lashed out at Telugu Desam Party and its chief

Naidu, questioning as to why Naidu's son and AP Minister N

Lokesh was not asked to contest the seat.

Suhasini is the daughter of former Rajya Sabha MP N

Hari Krishna and grand-daughter of TDP founder and former

Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh NT Rama Rao.

"If Chandrababu Naidu really loves the Nandamuri

family, why didn't he appoint Suhasini as a Minister in Andhra

Pradesh, like he appointed Lokesh? If Chandrababu Naidu really

wants to strengthen TDP in Telangana, he could have made

Lokesh contest from Kukatpally. But he did not, because he

knows Kukatpally is a losing seat," the TRS leader alleged.

In a dramatic turn of events, Naidu decided to field

Suhasini from Kukatpally ignoring senior party leader E

Peddireddy, who evinced interest in contesting from the

constituency.

Rubbishing K T Rama Rao's remarks, Peddireddy said it

was the party's decision to field Suhasini from Kukatpally and

people in the constituency are accepting her.

He also said Lokesh is now a minister in the Andhra

government and he chose Andhra Pradesh for his political

career.

"Lokesh chose AP for his political career. He is a

minister there. How will he contest from here. Suhasini

belongs to the NTR family. People are accepting her in

Kukatpally. KTR was talking in desperation," Peddireddy told

PTI.

Naidu wants to make Suhasini a scapegoat and later

prevent her brothers (Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao and Nandamuri

Kalyan Ram) from entering politics, the TRS leader alleged.

Talking about alliance between the Congress and TDP,

Rama Rao said, NTR's soul would be 'troubled' seeing the

alliance and sought to know on what basis did they form an

alliance.

Justifying the TRS alliance with TDP in the 2009

elections, Rama Rao said they tied up with the TDP only after

the latter assured to support separate Telangana statehood.

"Naidu today is asking why he is being criticised. Was

he not the one who tried to poach TRS MLAs? Was he not the one

who wrote letters to the Centre, creating hurdles in

irrigation project works," the TRS leader asked.

The TRS leader the support of the people asking them

to vote for the paryt and said, "development in Kukatpally

will come to a halt if TRS doesn't come to power."

Elections to the 119-member Telangana assembly are

scheduled to be held on December 7.

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COUNTRY : India