New Delhi: TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu accused BJP of betraying the state and said that saffron party is more dangerous than Congress. Talking to reporters, Naidu said, “It’s true that Congress caused loss to the state earlier. But they are ready to support AP in the matter of special status.BJP didn’t implement the things in AP Reorganization Act and betrayed our state. Now BJP is more dangerous than Congress to the state.”
Naidu has been extremely vocal in his criticism of the BJP-led Centre ever since he parted ways over the special category status for Andhra Pradesh.
TDP stitched an alliance with the Congress as it assured to award special status to Andhra Pradesh, Naidu further said. Naidu also asserted that he will not stop until justice is done to the state of Andhra Pradesh.
The TDP broke away from the NDA in March this year over the Centre’s refusal to grant special status to Andhra Pradesh. The party had also moved a ‘no-confidence motion’ in the monsoon session of Parliament in July, which was defeated. TDP MPs had staged a protest inside and outside Parliament.
The TDP, the sources said, is bracing for the 2019 Lok Sabha and Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls as there is a feeling that there is public anger against non-fulfilment of promises.
In the recently held assembly election, the saffron party suffered major electoral defeat as Congress grabbed three Hindi heartland states—Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Notably, many opposition parties and regional parties have come together against BJP.