chandrababu-plays-it-safe

chandrababu-plays-it-safe
For at least two days, Chandrababu Naidu was busy giving interviews to the New Delhi media during his visit to the national capital. Speaking to the national media, he religiously tried to convince the people that Andhra Pradesh has had a raw deal from the Centre. Not so curiously, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister was asked about his views on the ongoing debate about South Indian states getting a lesser share in the central devolution of taxes vis-a-vis poorer North Indian states. Much as he was expected to frame the answer in terms of the 'South vs North' debate, Naidu avoided it. Instead, he said that progressive states (which have controlled population growth rate) have been at the receiving end. It's believed that the TDP chief consciously avoided making any remarks that would have antagonized North Indians. Saying that the South subsidizes the North will definitely make people there angry about South Indian parties. Naidu can ill-afford their anger.