Chandrababu Naidu whose Telugu Desam Party (TDP) badly lost the Lok Sabha and Andhra Pradesh assembly polls has admitted that leaving the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was a mistake, Deccan Herald has reported.
While speaking at a party meet in Visakhapatnam Naidu said that their decision to sever ties with the NDA backfired and the party has suffered a lot as a result.
Naidu had quit the NDA after his demand for a special status to the state was not honoured.
He also lamented the decision to join hands with the Congress in Telangana during the Lok Sabha polls.
“I have taken the decision to share seats with Congress in Telangana. We fared miserably. Halfway through I have realized that it was a grave mistake, but it was too late”, Naidu was quoted as saying.
Besides losing the polls, Naidu is facing intense scrutiny at the hands of new Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy. This includes the state government serving a demolition notice to the current residence of Naidu.