TDP Leaders Meet Rajnath Singh Amid Strain In Ties

A view of the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Tuesday

According to a party MP, TDP leaders were in favour of snapping ties with the BJP-led NDA, but Naidu overruled them.

As the ties between TDP and BJP appear to be strained over the centre's allocation of funds to Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has backed Andhra Pradesh state government saying she would support any state which was deprived of funds, similar to West Bengal. Earlier on Sunday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu held a crucial meeting with the party MPs, senior MLAs and leaders in Amaravati. We are old ally of BJP.

The TDP leader added that Andhra Pradesh was expecting more than the Rs1,330 crore it received for Polavaram, and was hoping for a new railway zone for Visakhapatnam, among other things.

A Shiv Sena functionary, who works in the publicity wing of the party, said that Naidu had called party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday morning. It had said that its concerns were of a serious nature and need to be addressed effectively and promptly. On the other side, the main opposition party in AP Assembly, YSR Congress is acting even worse. It is being reported that the party and Chief Minister Naidu have already carried out an assessment of the pros and cons of a split with the BJP.

TDP leader and Union minister Y Satyanarayana Chowdary yesterday said that its alliance with the BJP in Andhra Pradesh and the Centre was very much alive. Last time, the Muslim vote had gone to the YSR Congress as the Congress party was seen as a weak rival to keep the BJP away.

He said that the Centre should immediately address key issues, including the release of funds under the special assistance measure announced past year, funds for the Polavaram project, assistance to build new state capital Amaravati and setting up of a railway zone in Visakhapatnam.

The BJP is reportedly concerned about gaining a toehold in South India.

Mr. Nagendra said only five of the promises relating to Andhra Pradesh still remained to be fulfilled.

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