The two parties are at loggerheads and are levelling accusations against each other for the injustice meted out to the state.

Andhra BJP leaders ask party to end alliance with TDP to play role of Opposition
news Politics Monday, February 19, 2018 - 09:13

The crisis in the TDP-BJP alliance seems to have hit rock bottom, as the state BJP leaders have asked the party to end its alliance with the TDP. The BJP has also announced that it will play the role of Opposition in the coming assembly session, reported Deccan Chronicle.

The two parties are at loggerheads and are levelling accusations against each other for the injustice meted out to the state. 

TDP has already gone on an all-out offensive against the BJP although they are part of the NDA alliance.

Hurt by the accusations made by the TDP against BJP national leaders, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha president Vishnuvardhan Reddy had asked two of its state cabinet ministers to resign from their posts. 

While the TDP has accused the BJP of failing to fulfil the promises as per the AP Reorganisation Act, the BJP has countered it by saying that they have already granted enough funds to the state and also demanded a white paper on the expenditure.

The BJP on Sunday held a state-executive committee meeting to discuss the crisis with the TDP.

In the meeting, the party’s senior leader Lakshmipathi Raja accused president Kambhampati Haribabu of going soft on the TDP.

After the meeting, BJP floor leader P Vishnukumar Raju said they will play the role of Opposition and felt that the TDP was not properly following the alliance dharma. 

“We will revert the attack of the TDP,” DC quoted him as saying.

Earlier in February, the TDP held a high-level meeting, and after being mollified by senior BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the TDP announced that the alliance will continue.

However, TDP MPs continued to protest in the Parliament.    

The wedge between the TDP and BJP grew after the recent Union budget where the state got a raw deal from the Centre. 

The state leaders accused the Centre of giving paltry grants and neglecting the state, despite being in an alliance.

 

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