TDP Set to Pull Out of NDA

Hyderabad: Days after pulling out its ministers from the union cabinet, the Telugu Desam Party, sources say, may pull out of the NDA and will support a no-confidence motion by YSR Congress against the Narendra Modi government, a private news channel reported.

TDP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has called a politburo meeting in Amaravati on Friday to take a final call on exiting from the NDA.

Sources said that almost all of the party’s MPs and MLAs have backed the decision as this is the only logical next step in their demand for special status for Andhra Pradesh. Party leaders are of the view that the party must take all decisions that are of the best interest for the state, they said.

Chandrababu Naidu is under pressure from YSR Congress chief Jagan Reddy, who had dared him to pull out of the alliance as both leaders engage in a game of one-upmanship on the issue of special status. He had alleged that Naidu was not doing so as he was afraid of “witch-hunting”.

The YSR Congress Party will move the no-confidence motion against the NDA government in Parliament on Friday. With the BJP government enjoying absolute majority in Lok Sabha, the central government is under no threat of collapsing.





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