Naidu refuses to leave, says wants to visit Babhli site
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu today said he will not return to Andhra Pradesh without visiting the controversial Babhli project site, appearing defiant even as Maharashtra Government decided to revoke the charges against him.india Updated: Jul 20, 2010 21:25 IST
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said he will not return to Andhra Pradesh without visiting the controversial Babhli project site, appearing defiant even as Maharashtra government decided to revoke the charges against him.
"I am not going to Hyderabad... they (Maharashtra police) are bringing us by force," Naidu said on way to Aurangabad from Dharmabad, which is nearly 200 kms apart.
He claimed that the SP of Nanded in Maharashtra had informed the TDP leaders that they would be taken to Babhli site.
Refuting the allegations that he was indulging in a political stunt on Babhli issue ahead of Telangana bypolls, Naidu said, "for the last five years, I am fighting on the issue. I met PM twice."
He also accused Maharashtra Government of not abiding by the Supreme Court order on the Babhli irrigation project saying, "This (Babhli) is an illegal project by Maharashtra Government".
After keeping him in 'custody' for past three days in Dharmabad town, which is near the Babhli dam site, Maharashtra government today decided to shift the TDP chief and his supporters to Aurangabad jail amidst high drama and opposition by the protesting leaders from AP.
First Published: Jul 20, 2010 20:28 IST