“How can the TDP chief continue in the NDA after withdrawing Ministers from the Union Cabinet?" Jagan asked.

Walk out of NDA-govt if youre sincere Jagan tells Andhra CM Naidu on special status
news Politics Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 07:30

YSR Congress Party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday questioned the sincerity of Andhra Pradesh Chief N Chandrababu Naidu and demanded that the TDP quit the BJP-led NDA government. 

Jagan urged Naidu to make the move and ensure that Special Category Status (SCS) is granted to the state.

“How can the TDP chief continue in the NDA after withdrawing Ministers from the Union Cabinet? Had the TDP pulled out its Ministers in September 2016, when the Centre ruled out SCS and mooted special package, the State would have got the status by now,” Jagan was quoted as saying.

“Instead of impressing upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant SCS, the Chief Minister had foiled my indefinite fast for SCS on the eve of the former’s visit to Amaravati for the capital construction ceremony,” Jagan added.

Jagan also spoke about the YSRCP's plans to move a no-confidence motion in Parliament on March 21.

The YSRCP chief had earlier said that his party's MPs would resign on April 6, if the Centre did not act before the deadline. 

“Though his two ministers had quit the Union Cabinet, TDP is not ready to extend its support for the no-confidence motion to be moved on March 21. We have also given them the option for moving the motion so that we can support it, but they are in no position to accept the proposal,’’ Jagan alleged.

Last week, TDP ministers from the Modi government stepped down in protest against the Centre's failure to give Andhra Pradesh a special status category. 

However, they said that the TDP would continue to be part of the BJP-led NDA government but none of its members would hold ministerial positions. 

“A considerable amount of time has already lapsed. The sentiments of the Andhra has to be addressed by Chandrababu Naidu, and in these circumstances, unless we support our people, we hear them out and work for it, it does not make sense. We will continue to be a part of the NDA, but not take up any ministerial positions. I don't think there is anything wrong in that,” YS Chowdary had said.


IANS inputs


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