Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah created a flutter in Andhra Pradesh when he said YS Jaganmohan Reddy, president of YSR Congress, was ready to give a staggering Rs 1500 crores to the Indian National Congress' top brass to make him the Chief Minister of a united Andhra Pradesh in 2009 when Jagan's father and former Chief Minister - Late Dr. YS Rajashekara Reddy died in a helicopter crash.
Farooq addressed a rally along with TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu in Kadapa on Tuesday. "I remember Jagan telling that if he's made Chief Minister then he's ready to give Rs 1500 crores to top brass (of Congress)," he said while addressing a public meeting.
The former union minister also spoke highly about his Mahagathbandhan ally Chandrababu Naidu. "Naidu alone can create wonders for Andhra Pradesh and he should be given second chance to rule the state."
Chandrababu, on the other hand, continued his tirade - mainly against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Telangana Chief Minister KCR and YS Jagan. "PM did injustice to Andhra Pradesh while KCR is unnecessarily meddling in Andhra Pradesh affairs. If YS Jagan comes to power, no one will come forward to invest in the state," he said in a subsequent public meeting in Allagadda in Kurnool district which was also attended by Farooq.
Chandrababu has invited a host of other national leaders from the Mahagathbandhan to address public meetings for TDP. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee are likely to visit Andhra Pradesh in next few days.