TDP not to break alliance with BJP

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu

Naidu called up Thackeray and said that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was sore over the "stepmotherly" treatment meted out by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to its regional friends.

Though TDP and BJP contested the 2014 elections as an alliance the relations between the two started to sour after bifurcation of the state in 2014. Earlier in the day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu following which the party announced that its alliance with the saffron party will continue for the time being. Meanwhile upset with the "empty hand" to AP in the Budget, disappointed Naidu wants to chalk out a strategy to mount pressure on the NDA government. In Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena, NDA's second largest member in terms of seats in parliament, expressed its intent to go it alone in the upcoming state and Lok Sabha polls.

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"Because of coalition dharma, we are keeping quiet", said Naidu. However, he could not speak to the TDP President as he was busy in the Parliamentary party meeting.

'Whatever CM decides we will stand by it, but we are not happy with the BJP's budget, not happy with the budget allotted to Andhra Pradesh, ' TDP MP Ravindra Babu said. Asked if the two TDP ministers in the Union Cabinet were ready to resign if the state's demands were not met, Chowdary said, "As and when it is required, our CM and party president will take appropriate decision". "If we don't get clarity, definitely we will protest inside Parliament during the Budget session", the Union minister said. The TDP chief also said that the party's next course of action would depend on the response of the Modi government. "We will fulfill all that has been promised to the people of Andhra Pradesh", Jaitley had told CNN-News18. "We will convince Naidu and the TDP not to think of severing their ties with the BJP or the NDA". Although it was widely speculated that some drastic decisions would be taken, the BJP's central leadership reportedly intervened and averted an immediate crisis.

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