Chandrababu Naidu takes out cycle rally to press for Andhra special status

Delhi chief minister with his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu in New Delhi

"If Parliament is adjourned sine die today, our MPs must meet the President".

Participating in the 111th birth anniversary celebrations of former Deputy Prime Minister Babu Jagjivan Ram in Vijayawada, he said that the TDP government was giving top priority for the welfare of SCs, STs.

The whole drama for a change in political atmosphere in the country started after the budget 2018 was announced in the parliament, in which the TDP of Andhra Pradesh expected the state would be granted "Special Status" as it was a part of the division of the united telugu state. While teleconferencing with his party MPs, CM Naidu accused BJP of following British ruling policy and blamed BJP of practising "divide and rule".

The Central Government was trying for tie up with another party in the State to weaken the TDP government, he alleged and said that the State would continue its struggle till SCS was achieved.

The TDP quit the NDA and the government at the Centre last month after accusing the Modi government of "betraying" his state by failing to execute the promises made at the time of its bifurcation. The all- party meet is convened to discuss the Centre's adamant and indifferent attitude towards Andhra Pradesh in doing justice, Mr.Rao said, adding that the YSRCP and BJP did not attend to the all party meeting held on March 27.

The en masse resignations would also sought to project opposition unity and work out an anti-Modi alliance. Then, naturally, people were annoyed. "We all know how the Congress had hurt the people of Andhra and faced their curse", he reminded.

When asked why it took him four long years to withdraw, Naidu said that had he pulled out earlier, it would have been adjudged as the decision taken in haste.

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