TDP MPs have already announced that they would continue their protest when the Budget session recommences from March 5.

Budget injustice TDP YSRCP mull no-trust motion against Centre Pawan offers supportImage: PTI
news Politics Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 08:44

Angered by the 'injustice' to his state in the Union Budget, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said that he was ready to move a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government as a "last resort".

"The Centre did nothing for us in the last four years. As Chief Minister, I will not tolerate if injustice is done to people...We will continue our fight for justice to AP. If that doesn't happen, we will muster support from other parties and move the no-trust motion," Naidu was quoted as saying.

This came after a similar statement was made by the opposition YSR Congress Party and the Jana Sena party, led by actor-politician Pawan Kalyan.

Addressing a public rally in Kandukuru in Prakasam district on Sunday, YSRCP President Jaganmohan Reddy said that his party will pass the no confidence motion in Parliament during the last week of March 2018.

Jagan reiterated his commitment that the YSRCP MPs will resign on April 6. if special category status is not granted to the state by April 5. 

He also appealed to Pawan Kalyan and the TDP, to unite and demand special status from the Centre. 

Meanwhile, the Jana Sena party chief also extended his support to the idea of moving a no-confidence motion.

“I will meet Left, Congress and other parties personally and seek their support if the YSR Congress moves the motion. If need be, I will go to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and seek the support of the parties there. Not just 50, I am hopeful that around 80 members will support the move ” he told reporters.

The TDP MPs have already announced that they would continue their protest when the Budget Session recommences from March 5. 

Naidu, a BJP ally, has vowed to continue to put pressure on the Centre till it fulfils all commitments made in the Act and handholds the state till it comes on par with other southern states.

 

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