The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will try to protect the interests of Seemandhra region in Parliament during its coming session when the A. P. Reorganisation Bill, 2013, is likely to be introduced, though there has been no change in the party’s stand on Telangana.
Its strategy for the Parliament session would be finalised at another meeting of the MPs to be convened after going through the provisions in the Bill after it was introduced in Parliament, TD Parliamentary party leader Nama Nageswara Rao said here on Saturday.
The TD Parliamentary party met in the residence of party president N. Chandrababu Naidu, who chaired the meeting to discuss the strategy to be adopted in Parliament. The party has six MPs in Lok Sabha and four in Rajya Sabha.
Seemandhra legislators of the party supported the resolution seeking rejection of the Bill in the State Legislature earlier this week faulting the process of bifurcation and violation of constitutional provisions.
Saturday’s meeting decided that a party delegation led by Mr. Naidu would leave for Delhi on February 3 or 4 to meet the President and Prime Minister.
Mr. Nageswara Rao stated that they had already sought an appointment with President Pranab Mukherjee to register the party’s concerns about the interests of all regions in the State.
Welcoming the list of most corrupt politicians released by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the TDP leader said they would raise their voice against corruption in public life in Parliament, insist on the Centre to release the list of those who had deposited black money in foreign banks and demand bringing it back. He mentioned how the party had been fighting against large-scale corruption by YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.