TDP sources said that at the party's meeting in Amaravati, CM Naidu apparently dissuaded his senior party colleagues from speaking about the fate of the alliance with and dwelt on the Rajasthan by-poll results where the tasted defeat.
As reports circulated that the Naidu government was supposed to be working with its rival YSR Congress whose leader JM Reddy recently talked about helping or supporting the BJP if the State of Andhra Pradesh should be given a special status.
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He had said that the TDP executive would in all probability meet on Sunday to take a final decision on the matter.
Meetings have reportedly been taking place between the leadership of the two parties, but as of now, the options are few and far, and if the TDP's demands are not met, it could withdraw its members from the union cabinet as a first step.
On Friday, member Sanjay Raut said the Gujarat elections were a trailer and the BJP's losses in the Rajasthan by-polls the interval. We are old ally of BJP. "What happened in New Delhi during a couple of his recent trips, particularly the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in mid-January, presented a clear perspective of the Delhi dynamics and, thus, he was reconciled to the fact that this was not the opportune time for an aggressive political action", the senior MP said. The TDP chief also told his party leaders not to cross the line of discipline and asked them to "maintain dignity". Soon after, Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana wrote about other NDA constituents including the TDP feeling unhappy with the BJP. "My only interest is the state and I don't want to be a king-maker or anything else", Naidu told the meeting which was attended by Y Satyanarayana Chowdary, party MPs and leaders. Earlier, the TDP MPs staged a protest at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament, after Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day. The TDP has 15 MPs in Lok Sabha.