Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu will lead a delegation of his party MPs to Prime Minister Narendra Modi sometime this month, to seek rectification of the "injustice" done to the state in the Union Budget.
But after the crucial meeting, the TDP asserted that it will continue its alliance with the BJP-led NDA. "We were asked to raise the issue and we will not rest till justice is done to the State", K Ramamohan Naidu, TDP MP from Srikakulam said.
However, on Sunday after a meeting of the party's MPs, MLAs and other leaders, MP and Union minister Y.S. Chowdary said the TDP would not be exiting the NDA. He has directed TDP MPs of both the Houses to stage protest until AP's demands are addressed in the Budget. The party had also indicated that it is going to review its alliance with the BJP. After the recent budget, the whole state was left in shock and TDP has been targeted by the opposition parties.
The decision to up the ante was taken at a meeting of the TDP's parliamentary party, in Amaravati on Sunday, presided over by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. TDP which is the biggest ally of BJP in the South had openly expressed their displeasure on the budget allocation and put forward ending alliance with BJP is an option before it. The CM Chandrababu Naidu is highly unsatisfied and disappointed with the Government budget because he stated that the funds are not allotted for various projects to Andhra Pradesh. Special package in lieu of special category status (SCS), creation of Vizag railway zone and completion of Polavaram project are the key demands of the TDP. "People (of Andhra Pradesh) are looking forward with anticipation. The budget should have included it", he said.