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Telugu Desam party alleges conspiracy by Modi, Shah behind arrest warrant against Naidu

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Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his party, Telugu Desam on Friday condemned the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party, the BJP, of vendetta politics after a local court issued non-bailable warrants against him in a protest case dating back to 2010.

Naidu questioned the timing of the warrants and said it only betrayed the level to which the BJP can stoop. It can be recalled that Chandrababu Naidu had pulled out of NDA formation after complaining about betrayal of the central government over the issue of special package to Andhra Pradesh.

A local court in Amravati of Maharahstra has issued an arrest warrant against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and 15 others in a 2010 case related to an agitation by them over the Babli project across river Godavari.

The judicial first class magistrate of Dharmabad in Nanded district, N R Gajbhiye, issued the order, directing police to arrest all the accused and produce them in the court by September 21.

TDP spokesperson Lanka Dinakar took a swipe at the BJP and charged the Prime Minister and Amit Shah with conspiracy to defame Naidu and the TDP ahead of elections.

Otherwise there is nothing in the case that is very old, he said. But TDP will not be cowed down by such antics and the people of Andhra Pradesh will teach a lesson to BJP and its friends, the TDP leader said.

“It is unfortunate that an arrest warrant has been issued against Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu. It appears that there is some conspiracy by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah,” Dinakar said.

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