TDP cuts ties with NDA, to move its own no-confidence motion against Modi govt

The party changed its decision overnight to deny YSRCP taking the credit for moving a no-trust motion

March 16, 2018 09:58 am | Updated December 01, 2021 12:32 pm IST - AMARAVATI

N. Chandrababu Naidu. File photo

N. Chandrababu Naidu. File photo

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday decided to pull out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

The decision was announced by TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu during a teleconference with party polit bureau members in Amaravati in the morning.

The polit bureau also took a decision to move its own no-confidence motion against the Union government in the Lok Sabha instead of supporting the one to be moved by rival YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). A polit bureau member told The Hindu that it was an unanimous decision.

The formal announcement of leaving the NDA was done hurriedly to facilitate party MPs to move this motion, for denying Special Category Status and for not implementing the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act.

TDP sees conspiracy

Apparently, the party changed its decision overnight to deny YSRCP taking the credit for moving a no-trust motion. The party also suspects that the BJP was conspiring with YSRCP and Jana Sena Party of actor Pawan Kalyan to weaken the TDP.

Sixteen TDP MPs would now submit a notice on moving a no-confidence motion to the Lok Sabha Secretary General.

Mr. Naidu is believed to have told the polit bureau members that he would write a letter to BJP president Amit Shah, explaining why the party is leaving the NDA and the developments in the last four years when the Union government's support to the State was not to the level expected by Telangana people. He would also inform other NDA partners the circumstances that forced the TDP to come out of the NDA.

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