TDP MPs should not dilute fight in Parliament: Chandrababu Naidu

Cheryl Sanders
March 21, 2018

The TDP has been demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh, and Sivaprasad is giving his 100 per cent for this. 'By maligning me and damaging the TDP, both are diverting the public attention on basic issues and supporting only the enemies of state development ' he said. The no-confidence motion, however, was not moved in the Lok Sabha on Monday. "Not taking up such a motion for discussion is against parliamentary traditions", TDP politburo member and Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said.

A Kapu face to lead the campaign and an overhaul of the state unit to include leaders from the Kapu and Brahmin communities are on the cards, a senior party leader said.

He reminded that it was the TDP which had first reacted on the triple talaq bill and opposed the same in Parliament. At least two leaders in the party said YSR party sources were in touch with them. In a major decision a year ago, the Andhra Pradesh government had chose to include Kapus into the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and provide them 5% reservation in education and employment but the Centre had poked holes into the hurried affair. "But the BJP could not make use of it and rather chose to do injustice to the state", Chandrababu alleged, addressing a meeting of MLCs, MLAs and TDP leaders here today. There are allegations that Pawan Kalyan is working in an understanding with BJP.

"The Centre is behind the agitation by friendly parties in the Lok Sabha, only to run away from facing a no-confidence motion.The happenings in the House are proof enough,"he added".

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