Not happy with Budget, Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu to take call on TDP's alliance with BJP (ANI photo)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu will hold a key party meet on Sunday to take a call on alliance with BJP.
TDP is not happy with the allocation of funds to Andhra Pradesh in the Union Budget 2018 despite repeated appeals for more money for the construction of new state capital Amaravati.
TDP is BJP’s second largest partner in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and both parties had contested the 2014 election in alliance.
However, the TDP expressed “serious” displeasure over the Union Budget 2018 and one of the party MP said they will declare a “war” against the BJP.
The CM and TDP leaders upset with the Centre for ignoring Andhra Pradesh. Even common man is angry because of the injustice that has been done. Today, we plan to review our ties with the BJP,” Kesineni Srinivas, Vijayawada MP, said.
TDP President Naidu will hold a meeting of party’s Parliamentary Committee in Amaravati and will meet senior MLAs and leaders to review ties with the ruling BJP.
'Whatever CM decides we will stand by it, but we are not happy with the BJP’s budget, not happy with the budget allotted to Andhra Pradesh,' TDP MP Ravindra Babu said.
On being asked about whether TDP will break alliance with the BJP, he said, “that we have to see, our CM will decide, we will follow him.”