Coming down heavily on the ruling-Telugu Desam party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh (AP), prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that the TDP is using its in-house ‘Seva Mitra’ app to steal citizens data. “The Seva Mitra (TDP’s) app they talk about does not do any seva nor is it a friend, but it steals data from people. Imagine what can be done with it," Modi stated.
The matter of the ‘Seva Mitra’ app refers to the alleged data theft case, currently being investigated by the Telangana police, which had registered a case against IT Grids India Pvt Ltd, which created the app for the TDP. The Telangana police has alleged that the company stole data (from the governments) belonging to voters in AP and Telangana
Addressing a public meeting at Rajahmundry in AP, Modi said that while the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre is taking up various developmental works, the state government, led by AP chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, is putting its own “stickers" on the Centre’s schemes. “In our first cabinet meeting itself we gave the Polavaram project national status and have released Rs.7,000 crore already, but the state government does not want to complete it," he added.
Modi said that the AP government is not utilising fund allotted for the Polavaram project properly, and alleged that the state government wants to escalate costs. “It is a matter of drinking water as well, but this U-turn (Naidu) babau, the Polavaram is project is an ATM. This project is an example of their intentions. Isn’t it a big deceit?" he asked the crowd.
Taking a dig at Naidu’s family-run business which operates the Heritage Fresh outlets in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Modi stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s mission is to save AP’s heritage, but Naidu is worried only “about his heritage". “This U-turn Babu’s Heritage is about dishonesty," he mentioned.
The prime minister also attacked the opposition alliance, stating that the “Chowkidar’s government" has taken action against terrorists." Today, the whole world is talking about the steps we took. But these ‘Maha-milavati’ (opposition) are talking about things which make Pakistan happy. These ‘Maha-milavati’ want to settle their family members, be it the TDP or YSR Congress Party or Congress. All do the same thing and the vision for the future is the same," Modi said.