Setting another low benchmark for Indian political discourse in the country and in a remark that could trigger a political row, Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Rama Krishnudu has insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him an ‘anaconda’.
“Who can be a bigger anaconda than Narendra Modi?” He himself is the Anaconda that has swallowed all the institutions. He is swallowing up institutions like CBI, RBI etc,” news agency ANI quoted Krishnudu as saying.
Who can be a bigger Anaconda than Narendra Modi? He himself is the Anaconda that has swallowed all the institutions. He is swallowing up institutions like CBI, RBI etc: Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Rama Krishnudu https://t.co/4O83gHl9ae
— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2018
Every Tom, Dick&Harry is speaking of past politics. Past cant be present or future. But present and future will become past. The critics of TDP should understand this.TDP was not established against any single party. It was founded against system:Andhra FM Yanamala Rama Krishnudu
— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2018
Apparently, the latest attack on Modi is in line with the criticism the NDA government is facing over the issue of allegedly compromising the autonomy of institutions of the country like CBI, RBI. Opposition parties have charged the government of interfering in the matters of the institutions.
Krishnudu also said that his party, TDP, was founded against the system not against any single political party. “Every Tom, Dick&Harry is speaking of past politics. Past can’t be present or future. But present and future will become past. The critics of TDP should understand this.TDP was not established against any single party. It was founded against system,” said Krishnudu.
BJP brutally criticised Krishnudu for his comment
Meanwhile, comments against PM Modi invited sharp reaction from state BJP president Kanna Lakshminarayana, who said TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu was the “king of corruption” and fears that his alleged corruption would be exposed now. “N Chandrababu Naidu is the king of corruption and will stoop to any level. The man who passed a resolution in the NDA meeting in 2017, that Modi should become prime minister again is now trying to portray the latter as a culprit,” The Indian Express quoted Lakshminarayana as saying.
This is, however, not the first time when political leaders have called PM Modi names and given him outlandish monikers.
On October 28, congress MP Shashi Tharoor quoted an “unnamed RSS source” who in 2012 had said “PM Modi is a scorpion siting on a Shiva Linga. It can’t be removed with ones hand nor can it be hit with a slipper”. Read: Shashi Tharoor Insults India Rich Tribal Culture, Mocks Modi’s Traditional Naga Headdress
References- indiatoday.in, financialexpress.com, Internet
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