TDP to exert more pressure on BJP
The Telugu Desam Party has asked its central ministers, who are presently a part of the National Democratic Alliance government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, to resign from the post, as it has received a clear communication from the central government that its request for the special status may not be considered.
TDP ministers Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Y S Chowdary will file their resignation todat itself.
As per a latest report, before proposing this aggressive move, the TDP Chief and Andhra Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, has consulted almost all senior TDP leaders including the parliamentarians and state lawmakers. According to the report, almost all of them have unanimously supported the ‘resignation’ move.
It seems that even though the TDP has decided to step down from the central government, it is not likely to break the alliance, which it forged with the BJP, by pulling out from the NDA.
Some BJP leaders claim that the TDP does not want to leave the alliance, but it is the pressure exerted on them by the YSR Congress Party on the special status issue has forced the BJP’s prime partner to take such a severe step.
In a tweet, the AP CM has said that he is not angry with anyone. He has added that his decision would benefit the state.
Vignesh. S. G
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