The war of words between TDP and TRS intensified on Sunday with TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao alleging that it was N Chandrababu Naidu, who foiled the formation of separate Telangana state.
"After the Centre made the announcement on December 9 last year that separate Telangana will be formed, Congress leaders were silent. But it was TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu who hatched a conspiracy to stop formation of Telangana. He made TDP and Congress MLAs resign en masse," Chandrasekhar Rao said. He was addressing a gathering at the TRS office here.
The voters of Telangana realised the true colours of Naidu and hence they taught a lesson to the TDP in the recent bypolls, he claimed.
Taking exception to the attack on him by TDP leaders, he challenged them to make Naidu submit a report to the Sri Krishna in support of separate Telangana demand.
The TRS president was responding to the remarks of TDP leaders who wondered why Chandrasekhar Rao never criticised the Congress, which is in power both at the Centre and State.
"Rao is diluting the Telangana agitation. Why is he praising Congress MP from Vijayawada L Rajagopal, who is a staunch supporter of united Andhra Pradesh demand. What did Rao discuss with industrialists with whom he had a meeting recently," TDP leader N Janardhan Reddy and others had asked.