Meanwhile, Naidu was unanimously re-elected as president of the TDP, for the 22nd time in a row.

Dont criticise BJP even if they attack us Naidu tells party men at TDP conclaveImage: Facebook/Nara Chandrababu Naidu
news Politics Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 08:13

Andhra Chief Minister and TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu told his party men on Monday, not to criticise the BJP, even if the latter took digs at them. 

The TDP and the BJP are in alliance in the state and the Centre, with the TDP being part of the NDA coalition. 

“We have been a disciplined partner in the alliance and supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government at every step. The alliance is meant to protect the interests of the TDP. Any decision on the continuance of the pact will be taken before the elections," Naidu was quoted as saying.

Naidu was speaking at the third and final day of the Mahanadu, the TDP's annual conclave, which was being held in Visakhapatnam.

Last week, BJP President Amit Shah met Naidu in Amaravati after winding up three-day visit to Telangana.

According to reports, they discussed the political developments, the alliance between the two parties and the ensuing presidential election. 

Naidu urged Amit Shah to ensure that the Centre takes early steps to fulfill all the commitments made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

Meanwhile, on Monday, Naidu was unanimously re-elected as president of the TDP, for the 22nd time in a row.

Naidu has been re-elected continuously as the party chief, ever since 1995, when he staged a coup against former Andhra CM and TDP founder NT Rama Rao. 

The 3-day Mahanadu kicked off on Saturday in Vishakapatnam with at least 25,000 party cadre in attendance, at the Andhra University College of Engineering (AUCE).

The police stepped up security in and around the venue of the event, where 24 party resolutions were passed. 

One of the key resolutions was to posthumously confer a Bharat Ratna on NTR, without further delay.

 

IANS inputs

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