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TDP quits NDA, updates: TRS dubs no-confidence motion 'political gimmick', says it won't support move

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

FP Staff March 16, 2018 18:13:48 IST
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TDP quits NDA, updates: TRS dubs no-confidence motion 'political gimmick', says it won't support move

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16:03 (ist)

What TDP has decided is correct, says Mamata Banerjee
 
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 in the interest of "a better cause". "Initially TDP was with the NDA and now they have left the NDA for a better cause. Whatever TDP has decided is correct," said Banerjee.

13:43 (ist)

Andhra Pradesh will be another Tripura: BJP

The BJP has expressed confidence about doing well in Andhra Pradesh even without support from TDP. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said TDP' will be defeated in the 2019 elections. "They want to use this as an alibi to really retrieve lost political ground," he was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle.

Rao added that the state government and the TDP are feeling the pinch of public opinion going against them, and said the BJP will use this as an opportunity to grow as a political party and emerge as a dominant political force in Andhra Pradesh. "For us it will prove to be the next Tripura," he added.

10:50 (ist)

Before actual elections, there is always a rehearsal in Parliament, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Speaking to ANI, BJP leader and MoS Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says, "Will see what happens in Parliament, which party chooses to go which way. In a way, it is election year and every state has demands and issues, it is not right for us to comment on it. It is a custom, before actual elections there is always a rehearsal in Parliament."

10:04 (ist)

TDP may ally with BSP and SP

News18 quoted sources as saying that N Chandrababu Naidu may call on BSP chief Mayawati and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to create a new alliance.

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Mar 16, 2018 - 16:26 (IST)

AIADMK's conditional support to no-trust motion 

After Andhra Pradesh's ruling TDP pulled out of the BJP-led NDA and said it will move a no-confidence motion against the government, Tamil Nadu's AIADMK set conditions for its support to the no-trust vote.

MDMK leader Vaiko urged the AIADMK to utilise the opportunity to put pressure on the BJP-led Central government to set up a Cauvery Management Board (CMB) if it needed support against the no-confidence motion.

Former MP and AIADMK spokesperson KC Palanisamy told IANS: "If the Centre refuses to set up the CMB and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee (CWRC) as the Supreme Court ordered, the AIADMK may support the no-trust motion."

IANS

Mar 16, 2018 - 16:16 (IST)

Can Narendra Modi not give an hour's time if allies are fighting in both Houses, asks Chandrababu Naidu 

In a tweet, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu accused the Narendra Modi-led government of "neglecting" Andhra Pradesh's demands. "If the allies are fighting in both the Houses, can the prime minister not give an hour's time," he asked. 

"I waited till Thursday. There was nothing in the finance bill (for Andhra Pradesh). We had to get out of the NDA," he said.

Mar 16, 2018 - 16:08 (IST)

TRS to not support no-confidence motion against NDA govt

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) led by K Chandrasekhar Rao has ruled out its support for the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha against the NDA government, describing the move as a "political gimmick".
 
TRS parliamentary party leader and secretary general K Keshava Rao said his outfit supports the demand for special category status (SCS) for Andhra Pradesh.
 
He said, "No question (of supporting the no-confidence motion). It is just a political gimmick. Can they muster 50 percent of the House (to win the motion)?"
 
PTI

Mar 16, 2018 - 16:03 (IST)

What TDP has decided is correct, says Mamata Banerjee
 
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 in the interest of "a better cause". "Initially TDP was with the NDA and now they have left the NDA for a better cause. Whatever TDP has decided is correct," said Banerjee.

Mar 16, 2018 - 15:46 (IST)

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Mar 16, 2018 - 15:32 (IST)

Narendra Modi government has enough numbers to defeat no-confidence motion

Notwithstanding the TDP quitting the NDA, the BJP-led government still has a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha having the support of around 315 members and on its own has 274  well above the current halfway mark of 270.

After the recent losses in the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar bypolls, the BJP on its own has 274 members and the allies account for 41 members.

They include a sulking Shiv Sena (18), which has still not said which way it will vote in a no-cofidence motion by the TDP.

The others are the Lok Janshakti Party (6), Akali Dal (4), Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (3), Apna Dal (2), JD(U), which has 2 members. AINRC, JKPDP, NPP, PMK, SDF, and Swabhimani Paksha each have one member in the Lok Sabha.

IANS

Mar 16, 2018 - 15:05 (IST)

Chandrababu Naidu targets PMO, alleges conspiracy

During a teleconference with TDP politburo members, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu trained guns on the BJP for using TDP's rivals to weaken the party and politically destabilize the state.

According to TDP sources, Naidu alleged that the BJP was running a drama with the help of YSR Congress Party on one side and actor politician Pawan Kalyan on the other.

Naidu said YSR Congress MP Vijay Sai Reddy was running around the PMO, which proves the conspiracy against the TDP and the state.  "By giving appointments to A1 and A2, what message the PMO is sending to people," he asked in a reference to YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy and Vijay Sai Reddy, who were accused in corruption cases.

"What has an economic offender to do in PMO?" he asked, reiterating the allegation that the YSR Congress was acting at the behest of the BJP.

IANS

Mar 16, 2018 - 14:56 (IST)

Piyush Goyal backs Narendra Modi govt on Andhra Pradesh special status row

Mar 16, 2018 - 14:53 (IST)

Intention is to discuss in Parliament injustice meted to Andhra Pradesh, says JSP chief Pawan Kalyan

Mar 16, 2018 - 14:31 (IST)

Had special status been granted, this situation would not have arisen: Chandrababu Naidu tells Andhra Pradesh Assembly

"TDP has survived many crises and we can sail through this situation. I wrote many letters to the Centre. Recently, I also gave a letter to the prime minister but nothing materialised," said Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

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.

TDP quits NDA updates TRS dubs noconfidence motion political gimmick says it wont support move

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.

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