Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu while TDP rethinks alliance with BJP


"The budget couldn't favour us... zero we got ... if they (the Centre) don't do anything, we should get out of the alliance, that's what Chandrababu Naidu yesterday said", TDP leader Rayapati Sambasiva Rao had told media earlier.

Briefing the media persons after the meeting, Union Minister Sujana Chowdary said that the TDP has chose to raise the issue of injustice with AP in Union budget in the Parliament.

There is a 'strong mood among TDP leaders to break away from the alliance with the BJP, the Press Trust of India quoted sources as saying.

Chandrababu Naidu and TDP chief said his party is ready to chart its own course if the BJP is not keen to continue with the alliance.

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Chowdhary, who is the Minister of State for Science and Technology, said there was no progress in the infrastructural works in last four years. Talking to the media after the meeting, Union Minister Y Sujana Chowdary said it had been chose to exert severe pressure on the Centre in Parliament by acting aggressively to get funds under the Special Package granted. "We will organise meetings across the state and our state leaders will be touring all over", said BJYM state president, S. Vishnuvardhan Reddy. TDP which is the biggest ally of BJP in the South had openly expressed their displeasure on the budget allocation and put forward ending alliance with BJP is an option before it. Chowdary said they would first raise issues concerning the state with the Centre and try to get them addressed.

At the TDP Parliamentary Board meeting in Amaravati, Naidu said that the party would begin its fight by raising the issue in the Parliament, sources revealed to IANS. Deficit finance and schemes related to development of Amaravati as the state capital are also on the NDA partner's wish list. "CM N Chandrababu Naidu did not speak to Shiv Sena".

BJP's differences with the TDP will be resolved and that the NDA will remain intact to face the 2019 general elections together. "If required we will protest inside Parliament". He told media that TDP is in touch with BJP leadership and is trying his best to resolve the issues.