Hyderabad: A day after he was sent back to
Andhra Pradesh along with his supporters, TDP president N
Chandrababu Naidu today accused the Maharashtra government of
treating him and his party workers as "political prisoners"
during their five-day detention at Dharmabad.
"The Maharashtra government did not treat us as elected
public representatives. It only treated us as political
prisoners," Naidu said while addressing a dharna in front of
Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Assembly premises here today.
The dharna was organised to denounce the Maharashtra
government`s "misbehaviour" against Naidu and the party MLAs
during their detention when they went to inspect the Babhli
"They tried to physically and mentally intimidate us.
They tried to torment us in all ways possible. I have not come
across such an atrocious situation in my 32-year-old political
career," he alleged.
Hitting out at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah,
the TDP chief said, "He is the most inefficient CM the state
has ever had. He is so shameless that he remained a silent
spectator when his fellow legislators from the state were
treated so inhumanly by the neighbouring state."
Rosaiah has no authority to continue in his position,
"Its only due to God`s grace and blessings of Mahatma
Gandhi that TDP legislators returned alive from Maharashtra.
The whole episode was an affront to Telugu pride and a grave
insult to the entire Telugu people," he added.