Criticising TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu for his protest over the Babhli barrage, several Congress leaders in Andhra Pradesh on Monday alleged that the former Chief Minister's aim is to gain political mileage in the ensuing by-elections.
"Telugu Desam leaders went there despite an advice by Chief Minister K Rosaiah against doing so. The Maharashtra government will have to act according to the law. Chandrababu Naidu was only politicising the issue," state Home Minister P Sabita Reddy told reporters at Karimnagar.
Higher Education Minister D Sridhar Babu said the Telugu Desam should join the all-party delegation, which is likely to meet the Prime Minister on July 23.
Congress MLC and AICC Secretary P Sudhakar Reddy also alleged that the Telugu Desam has its eyes on the bypolls.
Senior Congress MLA and former minister K Jana Reddy too alleged that TDP has taken up the visit to Maharashtra for political mileage but condemned the arrest of Naidu and other leaders.