Naidu accuses Modi govt of cheating Andhra Pradesh, backing tainted parties

Although there's no detail available about the meeting, but the Andhra CM is expected to have explained the injustice being meted out to the state despite assurances of a special status in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. The meetings were aimed at garnering support for the no-confidence motion against the NDA government.

While floor leaders of nearly all Opposition parties met Mr Naidu in the Central Hall of Parliament, no leader of outcome from the ruling BJP or bitter rival YSR Congress called on him.

Mr Naidu, who visited Parliament for the first time after breaking ties with the NDA last month over the demand for special category status for Andhra Pradesh, met Congress' Veerappa Moily, Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Jyotiradiya Scindia, MP Rajiv Satav and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar.

They followed the exit with tabling a no-confidence motion against the Modi-government to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh and directed its MPs to attend Parliament till the end of the Budget session. "I am here to get justice for my state".

Further speaking about did PM Narendra Modi acknowledged him when he was in Delhi, Naidu said, "I was there, I was sitting with people on the other side, he went on that route ... passed that bay, he did not notice ..." And Mr. Naidu patiently heard the implications of such an alliance in the 2019 general elections. It is the responsibility of all political parties now to support especially Congress and BJP, both are national parties and have to keep that promise. He also said that the people of Andhra were "wounded", had suffered and that it was the responsibility of all parties who had passed the Bifurcation Act to fulfil their promises to Andhra Pradesh. Given the Centre's approach towards Andhra Pradesh, more than 5 crore people are suffering' said Chandrababu.


"There is a commitment for Andhra Pradesh. Then why not to Andhra Pradesh?" he asked. "We will fast track these development projects", he said charting out details of various projects being carried out in the state.

Soon after the Telugu Desam Party chief accused the Centre of "mud-slinging" and working to damage his credibility, the BJP fielded Union minister Prakash Javadekar to counter him.

Not just the BJP, even the earlier Congress dispensation did the same thing. "We never attack people, We never attack erstwhile friends as is being done by the TDP".

He termed Naidu's allegations as politically motivated.

The meeting between the two chief ministers began around 9 am.


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