Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, is in for fresh trouble as a court in Maharashtra has issued an arrest warrant against him and 15 others in a 2010 case. The case relates to the agitation staged by them over the Babli project across the Godavari river.
Judicial Magistrate First Class of Dharmabad in Nanded district N R Gajbhiye issued the order, directing the police to arrest all the accused and produce them in the court by September 21.
Naidu and others, then in the opposition in the united Andhra Pradesh, were arrested and lodged in a Pune jail in connection with the agitation staged by them near the Babli project site in Maharashtra, opposing it on the ground that it would affect the people downstream. All of them were released later, though they had not sought bail.
The TDP has reacted sharply to the arrest warrant against N Chandrababu Naidu, the party slammed the arrest warrant and called it a “conspiracy” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).