Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

TDP pull-out of Modi govt too little, too late: Congress

TDP pull-out of Modi govt too little, too late: Congress

"Probably as independent members we will have a better leeway and freedom to pursue those issues", he said.

Mr Chowdary, who is the leader of the TDP Parliamentary party further said as TDP members will not be now part of the Ministry, "we will be in a better position" to fight for the state.

According to sources, Naidu told Modi that he was left with no option but to resign from the government after Jaitley ruled out granting special status to the state. If the state had been granted special status, it would be entitled to special grants. Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, UP and Chhattisgarh have been demanding special category status for some time.

Calling it an insult, Naidu had said that TDP waited for 4 years but BJP betrayed the state by not giving it special status.

However, after the 14th financial commission report being accepted by the Parliament, it became hard to provide special category status.

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The TDP, which governs Andhra Pradesh, said the federal assistance promised to the state was not enough.

Meanwhile, the BJP reacted strongly to Naidu's comments against the NDA government. The Indian Express editorial points out how the TDP's decision shines a light of the mismanagement of the BJP's coalition - " The disquiet in the TDP should also serve as a warning bell to the BJP. Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas and Endowment Minister P Manikyala Rao met the CM and submitted their resignations. Upbeat after wresting three more governments in the north-east, BJP will view the falling out with TDP - its only consequential southern ally - and the resignation of two TDP ministers as a setback of sorts. However, an alliance with the BJP boosted TDP's chances and it got 35 more seats excluding BJP's 4 seats (TDP-102, YSRCP-67). Naidu also analysed voting pattern of the party after it had alliance before 2014 elections.

The Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party is the only party that the BJP can still force to dance to its tunes because of the plethora of cases against its chief Jaganmohan Reddy. Probably that's why the TDP is ready to walk out of the alliance.

As the House adjourned for the day, the TDP MPs as part of their routine, went to the Gandhi statue at Parliament with placards and raised slogans.

Now let's try and understand BJP's mathematics. While there is no immediate sign of a break-up, the Akali Dal has declared that it will contest the Haryana Assembly elections, scheduled for 2019, independently.Political ties between the BJP and the PDP are rocky at the best of times given the different ideologies of the two parties.

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