Still in alliance with BJP, but will fight for Andhra's rights: TDP


The government noted that the Centre was supposed to extend financial assistance to build the state s new capital city Amaravati, establish a steel plant, develop a new port, establish a new railway zone, increase the number of Assembly seats and open many educational and research institutions. Asked about the YSR Congress' demand that the TDP should either move or support a no-confidence motion against the Modi government, he said moving such a motion against an ally would be "unethical".

Meanwhile, a TDP source said the party would take up campaigns from the mandal level by publishing pamphlets and other material, listing facts and figures on the assistance the Centre rendered to the state since the bifurcation.

"We are not asking anything that's not in the Act or the promises made by the then Prime Minister".

He also charged the centre with deliberately postponing action on the issue and finding excuses and propagating that he had accepted what the centre had said.

"We are not in the (Central) government but we are still part of the NDA". All this is not correct.

The Lok Sabha had been witnessing similar scenes since 5 March with parties raising a host of issues such as Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, special status for Andhra Pradesh, enhanced quota for Telangana and constitution of the Cauvery river board to settle Tamil Nadu's water dispute with neighbours. So I am requesting...

Chandrababu Naidu has directed MPs to explain to everyone about the state of affairs in the Parliament and continue the fight till demands are fulfilled and justice is delivered. Referring to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's sentiment remarks, the TDP supremo said Telangana state was formed only on sentiment. Naidu was responding to Jaitley's comments that funds, support from centre and special status can not be possible based on the political sentiments in the state.

It condemned the Centre's "careless attitude" towards the state, saying the Centre has a responsibility towards the state, more so when the state was divided against the people s wishes and 'left in the lurch'. 'Should Andhra Pradesh suffer from poverty like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states?' questioned Chandrababu Naidu.