Chandrababu Naidu is catching up the national media attention more often in recent times, but for wrong reasons. Just a couple of days back when Chandrababu sacked former Chief Secretary IYR Krishna Rao from the post of AP Brahmin Welfare Corporation chairman national media covered the news and criticized the way the former CS was sacked. Earlier, the ruling party was in the news when party MP JC Diwakara Reddy crated ruckus in Vizag airport. And Chandrababu himself hit the headlines in national media when an ambulance was stopped in Kakinada recently to pave the way for Chief Ministers convoy.
The Chief Minister’s controversial statements in Kurnool district on Thursday are viewed as an open warning to the voters by the national media. It may be recalled here that the Chief Minister while interacting with people in Nandyal he said “if you don’t like my administration, do not take pensions doled out by ‘my’ government, nor walk on the roads laid by my government”.
While ‘Hindustan Times’ carried the news under ‘If you don’t like my government, don’t take pensions or use roads: AP CM to voters”, another national daily ‘Indian Express’ Delhi edition carried it with “Won’t hesitate to ignore villages which don’t vote for us: AP CM tells party leader”.