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TDP President Chandrababu Naidu To Join Hands With Congress:- Despite opposition from senior leaders of Telugu Desam Party and party cadre, TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu have made up his mind to join hands with Congress for the next elections, which was indirectly mentioned by the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister himself at the Dharma Porata Deeksha meeting here yesterday.
TDP had organized the meeting with the theme "Protest against Unfaithful and Betrayal Politics".
Speaking at the meeting, Chandrababu recalled different occasions wherein Congress had come to the rescue of TDP. During the formation of United Front government, the Congress voluntarily came forward to support the front. Similarly, at recent no-confidence motion moved by TDP in Parliament against NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government, Congress supported the motion, he said. Moreover, Congress was promising Special Category Status (SCS) to AP when it comes to power, he observed.
The AP CM made it clear that when in need, TDP would not hesitate to seek the help of Congress. By conveying this at the meeting, Chandrababu has sent signals to his party leaders, workers, and supporters that there was a possibility of an alliance with Congress in coming elections. In the same breath, the TDP Chief slammed the BJP and said that despite the lack of cooperation from the Central government, the TDP government had laid the path of development for the state.
Chandrababu criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that Modi had taken a u-turn with regard to SCS to AP. He demanded Prime Minister fulfill the promises that he had made during the last election campaign in Tirupati. Without considering the welfare of the state, the BJP had instigated a Member of Parliament to start a new political party, he added.