Rajahmundry: While addressing a public meeting in Andhra Pradesh's Rajahmundry, on Thursday, BJP President Amit Shah said that if there should be an award for betrayal in politics, it must be given to Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Shah's scathing attack came after he said that Naidu has always had a long history of betraying people in his political career.

"First it was the great NTR that Naidu betrayed, then he betrayed Atal Bihari Vajpayee and now he has betrayed Narendra Modi, all for his political interests," said Amit Shah.

BJP President Amit Shah didn't stop at that, he even went on to refer to TDP leader, Chandrababu Naidu's statement where he politicised the Pulwama attack on the CRPF jawans. Shah questioned if Naidu can trust Pakistan Prime Minister but couldn't question India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that one should never stoop to such a level just for political interests.

Amit Shah also went on to throw focus on the corruption by TDP, YSR Congress parties stating that these parties were corrupt and will not be able to do any good for Andhra Pradesh.  He pointed out that 10 of 14 tasks of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act were completed by the Modi government in just five years even though the time-frame was 10 years.

Shah also went on say that Naidu's accusations against them for "not doing enough" comes even after the Modi government has given 20 major institutions, including IIT, IIIT, NIT, IIM, AIIMS, and central and tribal universities to Andhra Pradesh.

Amit Shah highlighted how PM Modi had enriched the lives of millions of Indians and claimed that the largest number of beneficiaries were from the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme. Shah also said that across the country, the largest beneficiaries from this scheme were from Andhra Pradesh.

Shah even went on to call Naidu out on his "dharna". The BJP president said, "Chandrababu Naidu sits on dharna in Delhi, Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. If he wishes to sit on dharna, then he should sit in front of his party office which in the past 5 years has not worked for the development of Andhra," said Mr Shah. Shah also iterated, "the centre provides all required funds for the development in the state, but it is the TDP that is unable to spend the money judicially.”

Shah said various projects with investment of over Rs 55,400 crore were launched in coastal Andhra, adding that work would soon start on Kakinada Greenfield Petrochemical Complex in which HPCL and GAIL together propose to invest over Rs 1 lakh crore.

The public meeting where Amit shah was present, was organised to launch a nationwide campaign by the BJP to reach out to beneficiaries of various Central government schemes, ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.