Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs demand special package for Andhra

  • Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs demand special package for Andhra

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs demand special package for Andhra

A five-member committee constituted by AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu met with Union home minister Rajnath Singh in Parliament on Monday to represent the "injustice" done to the state in the Union Budget. CPI Andhra secretary K Ramakrishna demanded the ruling TDP also to support the bandh call and prove its sincerity in fighting for justice to the state.

He is contemplating launching a pressure group within NDA by joining hands with the other allies of the BJP in other states. If they are just protesting for the sake of protests, people are intelligent to see through this. Singh assured the TDP that he would discuss their grievances with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Holding placards and raising slogans, like "Save Andhra Pradesh", "Keep Your Promises Now", "Follow Alliance Dharma", "Implement AP Reorganisation Commitments", they demanded that PM Modi address their concerns. In Rajya Sabha too, the TDP members staged similar protest. Naidu held a teleconference with collectors of all the districts and conveyed to them that the Centre had not made any specific allocation to the state.

In the high-level Parliamentary party meeting held on Sunday in Amaravati which lasted for over two hours, Naidu asked MPs to mount pressure on the Centre by disrupting the parliamentary proceedings, even if they face a possible suspension.

Secondly, the Centre would tighten its screw on release of funds for Naidu's projects like Polavaram and Amaravati (which would be released in different forms) by raising several queries and both the projects would come to a halt, causing vast damage to the TDP's electoral prospects.

Before the meeting, several TDP leaders openly declared their dislike for BJP and wanted TDP to break the alliance.