Hyderabad: Calling Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, the ‘dirtiest politician’ in the country, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief was the kind of minister who does ‘cheap politics for power’.

Rao said, “What I started is not for cheap politics like you… What I talked about was an Indian federal front. I am stressing that the federal front (should be) without Congress, without the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). I am meeting people and leaders for that.”

Rao further stated that Naidu is bogus as he is the one who once questioned the benefit of special status for Andhra Pradesh and is now claiming to be fighting for it. The TDP president is “not a leader, but only a manager,” he alleged.

The TRS chief questioned Naidu’s idea of governance and what models was he proposing. He further alleged that he did not have any consistency in politics as he was part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and later criticised the coalition after coming out of it.

Rao also commented on the TDP-Congress alliance against the TRS in the recent assembly election and said Naidu would get a “return gift” from him and claimed that the TDP would lose in the upcoming assembly election in Andhra Pradesh.

He dismissed criticism against the TRS government over protecting the interests of backward classes in the coming rural local body elections and said the Congress and the BJP were not sincere in their cause.

The Congress leaders are behaving with “idiocy” on the issue, he alleged.

Rao, who has been making efforts to forge a non-Congress, non-BJP front, said Saturday the country needed new economic and agricultural models as the present system did not work.

The chief minister, who met his West Bengal and Odisha counterparts, Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik respectively, this week, alleged that the Congress and the BJP have failed miserably in meeting the expectations of people.