HYDERABAD: Sensing a big opportunity to project AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu as a saviour of Telangana farmers, TS TD president L Ramana said the issue of non-bailable warrant (NBW) by a Maharashtra court could not have come at a better time. It only reminded the people that Mr Naidu had the interests of Telangana “close to his heart” whether in power or out of it.
The Babli trespass incident occurred in 2010 when the TD was out of power in the undivided Andhra Pradesh, he said. Mr Nama Nageswara Rao, who also got the NBW, said the TRS and the BJP were trying to implicate political rivals in court cases and immobilise them from effectively campaigning during the elections. Recalling how TD leaders were hounded by the Maharashtra police during the Babli visit, he said the protest was done to secure the rightful share of Godavari waters for Telangana farmers. He added that the issue of NBW against a Chief Minster may perhaps be the first in the country.
Meanwhile, protesting against the issue of a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against TD president and AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu over an eight-year-old incident near the Babli project, the Telangana TD staged a dharna in front of the Hyderabad collectorate on Friday. The party said Mr Naidu’s protest back in 2010 was aimed at securing water resources for farmers in the region. Holding the TRS-BJP combine responsible for the NBW, Greater Hyderabad TD unit president M.N. Srinivas said that it was a conspiracy hatched by the Centre and the party would not be cowed down. He said the protests would continue till the court orders were revoked.