Vizianagaram: Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday acknowledged that he has never claimed to have built Hyderabad, but only took credit for developing Cyberabad. This statement comes on the back of repeated criticism from the rival - Telangana's caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

While addressing a public gathering in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, Naidu said that he has never claimed to have built Hyderabad. In his statement, Naidu said, “I can boastfully tell that I worked hard to create Cyberabad. I went around the countries with the resolve of Visakha Steel. I brought Microsoft, International School of Business, Raheja Mindspace and several other IT companies to Cyberabad. I was instrumental in building an international airport in Hyderabad.”

Reacting to the criticisms raised by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), Naidu said, “Rao is abusing me without reason. He says there is no need for TDP in Telangana. You are a product of TDP. Without NTR, there is no KCR,” Naidu added.

Naidu stated that both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are better in the education sector because of him.

On Wednesday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Naidu would be addressing a gathering at Khammam, Ameerpet and Asif Nagar in Hyderabad.

Ever since the grand coalition to expel the TRS was made, KCR alleged that it is an unholy alliance. At the public meeting in Kalwakurthy, Telangana on Tuesday, Rao claimed that Naidu worked against the interests of Telangana by hindering with irrigation projects.