Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh government chief whip and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader Gadikota Srikant Reddy on Tuesday (October 22) slammed Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu for hitting out at the state government and chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy.

On Monday, Naidu had severely criticised the incumbent state government over its various schemes at Srikakulam where he held a review of his party's performance in the recently held Assembly elections.

Slamming Naidu's comments, Gadikota Srikant Reddy, while addressing a press conference, said, "Chandrababu Naidu is playing filthy politics, and he should stop this. If Naidu is committed towards public and state development, then he should give advice that is useful for the public, as opposition leader."

"To attack the state chief minister and our party (YSRCP), he is using words like 'Rayala Seema Rowdies' and 'Pulivendula Goons'. If he continues the same, women from Rayalaseema will teach him a lesson," he added.

TDP leader Nara Lokesh had also criticised the state government after they released compensation for the Agri Gold scam victims.

"Yesterday, when our government released funds for Agri Gold scam victims, Lokesh said that they had prepared a cheque for Rs 300 crore. It seems he doesn't know a cheque is not valid without a signature. Why were the funds not released?" asked Reddy.

Reddy also accused Naidu of trying to get into an alliance with the BJP after criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout Lok Sabha elections.

"He took personal digs at PM Narendra Modi during the (Lok Sabha) election campaign and now he is trying to get a place with BJP," he said.