The resolution passed at the TDP's three-day annual conclave "Mahanadu", that began here on Sunday, alleges that the Centre was weakening the financial condition of states.
The decision to protest was taken after TDP lawmakers met at Rajya Sabha member and former Union minister Y S Chowdary's residence this morning to chalk out the next course of action.
The decision to protest was taken after the party MPs held meeting at Rajya Sabha member and former union minister Y S Chowdary's residence in the morning to decide future course of action
In a tele-conference with TDP MPs, Naidu said, "BJP is running away by repeatedly adjourning the House for these many days. If Parliament is adjourned sine die, MPs must meet President. BJP is acting on the lines of divide and rule."
Updates from the Lok Sabha, were various Opposition parties are expected to bring-in the motion of no confidence against the BJP-led NDA government.
Updates from the Lok Sabha as Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress move the motion of no confidence against the BJP-led NDA government.
The party also alleged that the protests by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and AIADMK in the two Houses were "planted".
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav told reporters that the Centre had done a lot for the state and was willing to do more than the special category status, asserting that his party will explain its position to its people.
Stalin, who is also leader of the opposition in the Assembly, said the AIADMK regime should not let such an opportunity go by.
Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, responded to questions about the no-confidence motion moved by TDP after it broke away from the BJP-led NDA following the Centre's refusal to grant Special Category status to Andhra Pradesh.
Without TDP’s Members of Parliament, the ruling NDA’s number has been reduced to 315 in the Lok Sabha. However, it remains stable and well above the 272-mark.
The government exuded confidence that it has the numbers to ride out the crisis with BJP terming the decision by Andhra Pradesh's ruling party to quit the NDA "inevitable".
This blog will keep you posted about developements in the NDA-TDP conflict. Stay tuned for LIVE updates.
According to sources, TDP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naid may also call on BSP chief Mayawati and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav in a bid to forge new alliances.
His announcement came amid indications that the TDP, which recently pulled out its ministers from the Narendra Modi government, was toying with the idea of quitting the NDA.
The decision on whether to quit the ruling alliance in the Centre will be taken at a politburo meeting on Friday.
The TDP MP said the division of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 was done in a "hasty, unjust and unscientific manner".
"Parliament may be adjourned sine die in the next couple of days after the Finance Bill is hurriedly passed. So, you should raise all our issues and discuss them on the floor of the House," Naidu said.
State Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu also told reporters that TDP has decided to 'expose' the Centre on what it has done or not done to the state -- as promised in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 -- by putting out relevant facts and figures before the people.
“Shiv Sena will do everything according to its own schedule,” said Thackeray late on Thursday evening, in reaction to the rift between BJP and its NDA ally TDP.
This blog will keep you posted about the developments in Andhra Pradesh after the Centre’s decision to not award a special status.
Here's a look at the sequence of events leading to the weakening alliance between the TDP and the BJP.
Likening the decision to an unfortunate divorce, Chowdary, the Union minister of state for science and technology, said he and Raju, Union civil aviation minister, would continue to work as parliamentarians for Andhra Pradesh.
Top government sources said that there is not much left to speak to Naidu. “Rajnath Singh is not planning to reach out to him anymore. Amit Shah will later decide on party level regarding BJP next step, but as far as government is concerned, TDP is on way out,” they said.
The decision comes as a protest by the party against the Centre’s decision to not award special status to Andhra Pradesh.