TDP pulls out of NDA LIVE updates: Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has said it won't support the no-confidence motion against the NDA government, describing the move in the Lok Sabha as a "political gimmick".
Asserting that every state has its own problems, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that TDP's move to quit NDA was "correct" since it was meant for "a better cause".
Union minister Piyush Goyal came in support of the NDA government and said that there is no government more sensitive to the demands and the needs of the people of Andhra Pradesh than the current one led by Narendra Modi.
Informing the Andhra Pradesh Assembly about TDP's decision to pull its ministers out of the Union Cabinet, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that the situation would not have arisen had special status been granted to the state.
The Shiv Sena has begun taunting the BJP following the TDP's exit from the NDA fold, while the JD(U) has renewed its demand for special status being accorded to the state of Bihar.
YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy has claimed credit for the TDP's decision of exiting the NDA government, saying it was because of the YSR Congress' struggle that the TDP moved a no-confidence motion.
BJP and said A TDP MP said that BJP has "started to play its dirty games".
Telugu Desam Party delivered a huge blow to the NDA alliance at the Centre when party chief Chandrababu Naidu announced that the party will no more continue with the alliance. TDP, which had initially backed a no-confidence motion in Parliament, has now decided to introduce a fresh no-confidence motion. Opposition parties like Trinamool Congress, Biju Janata Dal and now Left Front has decided to support TDP's motion of no confidence.
BJP has reacted to TDP pulling out of the NDA and said the party will not succumb to "blackmail". TDP will move a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the Lok Sabha. Andhra Pradesh CMO also released a statement on TDP leaving the NDA.
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that his TDP was ready to support no-confidence motion against the BJP-led NDA government while the party's politburo on Friday is expected to take a decision on pulling out of the alliance.
File image of Chandrababu Naidu. Twitter@ncbn
The TDP president told the state legislative Assembly that the party is ready to back the no-trust motion. The TDP had last week pulled out its two ministers from the Central government over the demand for special category status to the state.
TDP became the first party to leave the coalition since it came to power at the Centre in 2014.
YSR Congress Party, the principal Opposition party in Andhra Pradesh, on Thursday submitted a notice to move the no-confidence motion against the NDA government in Lok Sabha. The party alleged that the central government has gone back on the commitment made in the Parliament that Andhra Pradesh will be accorded the special category status.
Without naming YSR Congress, Naidu said in the state Assembly that TDP will back the no-confidence motion moved by any party to pressurize the Central government.
He made it clear that the TDP will not compromise against the state's interests. "We are ready to go to any extent to fight for the state's interests," he said.
Interacting with TDP MPs and later addressing a public meeting, Naidu slammed actor politician Pawan Kalyan for his bitter attack on the TDP. The Jana Sena chief at a public meeting on Wednesday alleged that TDP betrayed the people. He also made allegations of corruption against the TDP government.
Launching a counter attack, Naidu said instead of joining him in pulling up Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not fulfilling commitments made to the state, some new parties were trying to weaken the TDP for their narrow political interests. He said he would expose in a day or two those who compromised against the state's interests.
"He saw no corruption for four years and now suddenly he is seeing corruption," Naidu said referring to Pawan Kalyan's allegation.
During his interaction with TDP MPs, Naidu learnt to have remarked that BJP is trying to use some parties to politically destabilise Andhra Pradesh like the way it did to Tamil Nadu.
With inputs from agencies
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Updated Date: Mar 16, 2018 18:13:48 IST