The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Friday wrote a letter to BJP President Amit Shah informing him about the decision of quitting the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
In the letter, Naidu said the BJP government was not willing to implement the provisions in AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 despite the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s assurance of Special Category Status to the state.
Naidu accused the ruling party of not being “sensitive” towards the aspirations of the people of Andhra Pradesh and said, “We joined the alliance with an expectation that our people will get justice but when our being in the alliance doesn’t serve that purpose, we feel that it is pointless to continue.”
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday broke off the alliance with the BJP over the Centre’s refusal to grant the Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh.
The party also moved a no-confidence motion in the lower house of Parliament against Narendra Modi government.
However, the motion notice could not be taken up as Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the house was not in order.
Meanwhile, following TDP’s exit, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Centre was willing to give a special package equivalent to a Special Category State (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh.
"We have been waiting endlessly for a response from Andhra Pradesh to resolve the special package issue," Jaitley said.