Naidu says he won't go to AP without visiting Babhli site

Last Updated: Tue, Jul 20, 2010 14:49 hrs
Chandrababu Naidu

Mumbai: TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said he would not return to Andhra Pradesh without visiting the controversial Babhli project site, appearing defiant even as Maharashtra government decided to revoke the charges against him.

"I am not going to Hyderabad... they (Maharashtra police) are bringing us by force," Naidu said on way to Aurangabad from Dharmabad, which is nearly 200 kms apart.

Maharashtra drops charges against Naidu

He claimed that Nanded superintendent of police had informed the TDP leaders that they would be taken to Babhli site.

Refuting the allegations that he was indulging in a political stunt on Babhli issue ahead of Telangana bypolls, Naidu said, "For the last five years, I am fighting on the issue. I met PM twice."

He also accused the Maharashtra government of not abiding by the Supreme Court order on the Babhli irrigation project saying, "This (Babhli) is an illegal project by Maharashtra government".

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After keeping him in 'custody' for past three days in Dharmabad town, which is near the Babhli dam site, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to shift the TDP chief and his supporters to Aurangabad jail amidst high drama and opposition by the protesting leaders from Andhra Pradesh.

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