All isn't between TDP and BJP in Tadepalligudem Constituency. AP Endowment Minister Manikyala Rao and ZP Chairman Mullapudi Bapiraju are at loggerheads with each other.
ZP Chairman Mullapudi Bapiraju has thrown satires on the Minister during Janmabhoomi-Maa Ooru Programme on Tuesday. He alleged Manikyala Rao hasn't been cooperating in development works. After he came to know about the remarks, Manikyala Rao declared State Government hasn't given a single rupee for the development works in his constituency. He claims to have developed the segment with the central funds. 'Funds I bought from Centre have been reaching Zilla Parishad through Panchayat Raj. Making disrespectful comments against a Minister is a serious issue. When I have been trying my best to bring funds from Centre and State, ZP Chairman has been revolving here itself like a 'bodi gundu'.' he fumed.
In response, TDP Leaders commented Manikyala Rao won with TDP mercy in 2014 Polls.
Thereafter, Minister alleged development works done by ZP Chairman aren't of good quality. 'I am treated like untouchable. Has they invited for any program in Ramannagudem since three-and-a-half years? Why this enmity? I won't spare anyone who tries to behave wrongly with Me. If I am questioned, I will question Government. I am a Minister..How dare to ignore Me,' he breathed fire.
On the other hand, ZP Chairman's Camp alleged Minister Manikyala Rao doesn't respect us and hence these clashes have been taking place. 'If ZP Chairman Bapiraju resigns, We are confident of his victory in the election. Do you have that guts? Minister should issue a public apology for his remarks,' said Municipal Chairman Bolisetty Srinivas.