Shah blames Cong for NBW against Naidu

Shah blames Cong for NBW against Naidu

Says BJP has no role in the case

BJP national president Amit Shah addresses a press conference in Hyderabad on Saturday. (DH Photo)

BJP president Amit Shah has said that the non-bailable warrant issued by a Maharashtra court is not a political vendetta against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu by the BJP, but by the Congress.

“It was the Congress government in power in Maharashtra in 2010 and in the Centre in 2013 when the charge sheet was filed," he said while addressing a press conference at the Telangana unit headquarters in Hyderabad on Saturday.

Shah is here to launch the campaign for the forthcoming elections in the state. “It was the same Congress with whom Chandrababu Naidu is getting ready to form an alliance and fight against the BJP,” Shah added.

“In all, there are 25 summons issued in the name of Naidu and others. If no one responds to 25 summons, then the law is free to take its course of action. There were several summons issued against our leaders and they have all respected the court’s order. If some want to gain sympathy, then the people know and have knowledge of how the court works, who filed the case and with whom Naidu has formed a 'Grand Alliance',” Shah said.

As per the Civil Judge, Junior Division, Dharmabad office in Maharashtra the first hearing of the case was set for 31 August 2013 and the next is scheduled for 21 September. The BJP president says that Naidu hasn’t responded to the summons issued on his name during the past five years.