The BJP claimed that Naidu had even visited Delhi on Saturday to thank the Congress for voting in TDP's favour.

Andhra CM Naidus visit to Delhi exposes TDP-Congress alliance says BJPImage: Facebook/Daggubati Purandeswari
news Politics Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 08:06

The BJP on Friday said that the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha had exposed an alleged alliance between the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Congress. 

Speaking to reporters, BJP leaders Daggubati Purandeshwari and Sudhish Rambhotla said that TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had even visited Delhi on Saturday to thank the Congress for voting in their favour.

“The TDP was founded by late NTR on the foundation of anti-Congress. Now, Naidu has joined hands with the same Congress and put Telugu pride at the feet of the Congress. Naidu is opposing the special package as there is no scope for siphoning off funds, which is directly monitored by the Centre. He wants the special status as he and other TDP leaders can make money. Naidu is in a myth that he can win the elections by joining hands with Congress,” Rambhotla told reporters.

Meanwhile, Purandeswari accused TDP of obstructing the growth of the state and said that the motion itself was a 'hollow threat'. 

Naidu on Saturday objected to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks, saying he was pained to hear Modi comparing him with "corrupt politicians" and talking about "petty things" during his reply to the TDPs no-confidence motion in Parliament.

"As a Prime Minister of this country, you should not talk like that...you should not talk about petty things," Naidu told reporters in New Delhi.

TDP was an NDA constituent but pulled out of the grouping in March this year to demand special category status for Andhra Pradesh that was bifurcated and Telangana carved out of it in 2014.

Naidu said the "BJP has again betrayed the state… and its five crore people" and Modi had failed to keep his own promises.

"After 15 years, first time no-confidence motion was moved by opposition parties. We knew they have majority. But the motion was majority versus morality," he said.

The Chief Minister said said he was "deeply pained" to hear Modi describing Andhra Pradesh's genuine demand for special category status as TDP's internal fight with YSR Congress in the state.

He said people of Andhra Pradesh were very angry with the BJP and Modi because their sentiments were being taken for granted.

"You cannot do injustice to our people. But I gave confidence to my people. I told them if you go into destruction mode, agitation mode, we will land up nowhere. At the same time, we will work very hard, we will create wealth but we will fight for our genuine demands. For every problem, there is a political situation," Naidu said.

Naidu said Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh had promised to the bifurcated Andhra that justice will be done and but "it has not been delivered yet. You have to keep up the promises you made. You humiliate us. This is not a correct approach."

 

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