TDP, YSRCP demand special package for AP in LS

TDP, YSRCP demand special package for AP in LS

TDP, YSRCP demand special package for AP in LS

An upset TDP pitched its senior leader and union minister Y S Chowdhary to tell the media in no uncertain terms that it was unhappy over no monetary allocation for Andhra Pradesh on many issues such as Polavaram project, funding for the new state capital of Amravati, making Visakhapatnam a zonal railways headquarters and clearance for the Kadappa steel plant project. "In politics, there is always a tomorrow". It is learnt that the TDP MPs raised issues mostly concerning poor budgetary allocation to AP, delay in implementation of several provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act and promises made on the floor of the House.

The delegation, comprising Union Ministers - P Ashok Gajapathi Raju and YS Chowdary - and MPs - K Ramamohan Naidu, Nimmala Kistappa and Thota Narasimham - met Singh in New Delhi.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu held a crucial meeting with the party MPs, senior MLAs and leaders in Amaravati on Sunday.

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As TDP increased tempo of protest the BJP is no doubt non pluseed but confident that Chandrababu would not go to any extreme steps of walking out of NDA.

Singh said that he would speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ensure that the TDP's concerns were addressed. At yesterday's meeting, Naidu said the TDP is a disciplined party and a "trusted ally".

The Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked them not to disturb the proceedings. Shiv Sena and Telugu Desam both are NDA allies. Ours is a disciplined party and we have to be dignified. "Don't indulge in loose talk". Earlier, the TDP MPs staged a protest at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament, after Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day. "There is no going back on our decision to go it alone in the Lok Sabha polls", he said.

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