New Delhi [India], Mar 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah on Saturday termed the decision of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu to pull out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over special category status to the state as ‘unfortunate’ and ‘unilateral’.Also Read - Centre Urges States to Impose Lockdown-like Restrictions in Districts Reporting Positivity Rate Above 10%

Shah in a letter to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister said that the BJP has been a firm believer in the concept of ‘politics of performance’ and ‘development for all.’ Also Read - Indian Army Recruitment 2021: Apply Online For Clerical, Technical Posts Today | Check Rally Venue, Other Details Here

“It is a decision; I am afraid, will be construed as being guided wholly and solely by political considerations instead of developmental concerns,” the letter read. Also Read - School Reopening 2021: Andhra Pradesh to Reopen Schools on August 16, Class X Students of Year 2020, 2021 to Get Marks

Shah further said that Andhra Pradesh has always been on the agenda of national development and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left no stone unturned to ensure its growth and prosperity.

He further said that it was BJP who led the voice of safeguarding the welfare of Telugu people in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, long before its bifurcation.

“This is in direct contrast to the Congress Party, which not only mismanaged the bifurcation but also showed zero sensitivity towards the Telugu people, which is in line with their historic apathy to the Telugu community,” he said.

Stressing on the issue, the BJP chief said that the NDA has a firm commitment for the development of Andhra Pradesh.

The Andhra ruling party pulled-out from the NDA, last week over the demand of special category status which was promised during the bifurcation of the state in 2014. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.