Amaravati, (Andhra Pradesh), February 28: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu hinted that he will not break alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state until the latter initiates to do so. Also Read - Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, BJP MP From Khandwa, Dies After Battle With COVID-19
“I never break mitra dharma. In case they (BJP) want to differ, I will do namaskar and go my way,” Naidu said at a press conference. (Also read: Just Rs 1,800 Crore, Andhra Received Less Than Baahubali Collection in Budget 2018: TDP) Also Read - Prove Corruption Charges or Face Criminal Defamation Suit, Narayanasamy Hits Back at Amit Shah
Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party has been protesting against the Narendra Modi government for not fulfilling its promise of giving special status to Andhra Pradesh. The TDP had earlier expressed unhappiness over the Budget not offering any special benefits to Andhra Pradesh. Also Read - Andhra Pradesh: TDP Leader And Former CM Chandrababu Naidu Detained
Stating that he would continue his fight for the state, Naidu said, “What Centre is supposed to give is the right of the state. We will not leave it but I won’t sit idle crying that the Centre did not give something, I have to build up a state.”
During the media address, Naidu also expressed his interest in turning the state into a ‘land of innovation’ and said that “investors from sixty countries came to Andhra Pradesh thrice” since he believes “that efficient leadership” is what attracted them to the state.
Naidu, who completed 40 years in politics, said that it is the “blessings of the people” which helped him come this far.