Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday termed his party’s alliance with the Congress a “democratic compulsion” and said that the decision was taken after Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader KCR rejected his offer of a possible tie-up.
"I proposed (to KCR) that we two should unite. Congress will be restricted to Karnataka. BJP and Congress have no place in Tamil Nadu. The two Telugu states will have the upper hand in south India if TDP and the TRS joined hands. He told me he will think it over and a week later turned down my offer," Naidu said while addressing a party meet in Amaravati.
The TDP chief said that he joined hands with the Grand Old Party as there was no other option to fight against the injustice the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre had meted out to the Andhra Pradesh.
"We had no other option except to align with non-BJP forces as the BJP was working against us. We have to fight the injustice the Centre meted out to the state and we need support at the national level for this. Hence, we decided to go with like-minded parties," he added.