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Chandrababu Naidu in Delhi to drum up support against Modi government
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader N Chandrababu Naidu reached Delhi late Monday, April 2.
During his two-day visit, Naidu is set to meet a host of Opposition leaders and send out feelers to check support for his demand for a special category status for Andhra Pradesh.
The TDP president said that his visit is aimed to secure the interests of 5 crore people of Andhra Pradesh.
Till recently Naidu and his TDP were partners in the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre; he has accused the government of betraying and discriminating against Andhra Pradesh.
On March 8, two TDP ministers resigned from the Union cabinet and the party formally walked out of the ruling NDA on March 17. TDP has also moved a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government.
On Tuesday morning the TDP chief met his party MPs and discussed the strategy to be followed in Parliament in the remaining days of the ongoing budget session.
Criticising BJP, Naidu said that the saffron party does not have respect for alliance partners. He went on to add that BJP prefers weaker parties such YSR Congress Party whose leaders are facing corruption charges.
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