Telugu Desam MPs to up the ante in Parliament

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav | EPS

This is part of a staggered agitation Naidu intends to launch and it may culminate in pulling out of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA at the Centre a few months later, if things go wrong.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday made a decision to stay in the NDA fold but vowed to fight against the "injustice" done to the State in the Union Budget.

After the parliamentary board meeting held on Sunday, TDP said it is not snapping the alliance with the BJP for now. "The CM has issued some guidelines to party MPs on how to bring to the Centre's attention to the state, including protests in Parliament".

Chowdary said that the party was not happy about the budget allocation or lack of it.

TDP leader and Union minister Y Satyanarayana Chowdary briefed the media this afternoon about deliberations at a meeting convened by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on the Union Budget.

The minister also denied reports of the CM speaking to BJP Presidet Amit Shah or Shiv Sena.

In Andhra Pradesh, the TDP's bete noire YSR Congress has been waiting in the wings to embrace the BJP.

Stating that there will be no compromise on the state's interests, he said the future course of action would be decided by Naidu. "We will organise meetings across the state and our state leaders will be touring all over", said BJYM state president, S. Vishnuvardhan Reddy. "We have three options - one is to try and continue, two is our MPs resign and the third is to end the alliance", he said adding that a decision about it will be taken in the meeting on Sunday.

Talking to reporters, the TDP chief said he was adhering to coalition "dharma" by reining in his party leaders from reacting to their statements.

Miffed with its alliance partner over the Budget, TDP MP TG Venkatesh even declared "war" on BJP on Friday. Till date, I came to Delhi 28 times after bifurcation to get approvals and allocations.

Two senior leaders from Andhra are: BJP MP K. Hari Babu, who happens to be the state president and Bandaru Dattatrreya, who is now representing Telangana.



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