Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandra Babu Naidu told the state assembly that Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was interested in holding hands with Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) but the BJP has allegedly conspired to create a rift between the two.
He condemned the alleged denial of the central government to implement the AP Re-organisation Act.
The New Indian Express quoted him as saying, “Though I preferred to have friendly relations with TRS, you (read Centre and BJP) conspired against it with to create a rift between both the states, to damage the TDP and do injustice to AP.” He later took a vow to fight for the special status.
With these remarks, he has hinted at a possible alliance with TRS in Telangana assembly polls.
He blamed the BJP government for not taking the initiative to arrange talks to resolve the issue. He went on to compare the NDA government to the pre-independence rule of the British Raj.
Even the sole BJP MLA in AP Assembly Vishnu Kumar Raju had to support the resolution that criticised the centre for not taking enough steps to grant the special status to the state.
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