YSR Congress to move no-trust motion against NDA government

Ivan Schwartz
March 16, 2018

Without naming YSR Congress, Naidu said in the state assembly that TDP would back the no-confidence motion moved by any party to pressurise the central government.

TDP, which continues to remain in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), in hopes of getting more funds from the centre under a special assistance package in lieu of SCS, is caught on a sticky wicket as accepting the funds would mean the party has given up on the demand for SCS.

The Telugu Desam Parliamentary Party (TDP) will issue a notice to move the no-trust motion today. Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu will hold a politburo meeting on Friday to take the final call.

He said letters would go out to BJP leaders about the party's decision to exit the alliance. Defending CM Naidu's son the TDP MLA said that he came into politics by leaving mint income in business and his main priority is to work in the interest of the state.

The BJP on Friday sought to make light of N Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP's decision to walk out of the NDA and move a no-confidence motion against the Modi government.

TDP MP Siva Prasad dressed as a fisherman during the protest at the Parliament demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

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The TDP leaders have also stated the relation with the BJP, which heads NDA, has ended. "But our leader, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, is determined to send a serious notice by collecting 54 signatures which are necessary for moving the motion", TDP MP Pandula Ravindra Babu told the media.

On Thursday, the YSRCP MPs staged a protest near the Speaker's podium in the Lok Sabha. The Clash between the two parties happened over the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 under the UPA government.

The TDP's main grouse is the short shrift the Centre has given Andhra Pradesh since its formation on June 2, 2014, which resulted in its main economic engine, Hyderabad, going to the newly formed State of Telangana. He said the government is open to discuss issues including bank scam, Cauvery water management board and special status for Andhra Pradesh, but the House has to function first and members have to vacate the Well.

He alleged that the top BJP leadership was behind the unwarranted outburst of Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan, who made baseless allegations against him and the government.

"Instead of giving what AP people are rightfully asking, BJP is resorting to using Jagan Mohan Reddy and Pawan Kalyan against us..."

On 15 March, he even accused Modi of deploying the same tactics in Andhra as he did in Tamil Nadu where he pitted the OPS faction of AIADMK against the EPS faction, which eventually led to a split.

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