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Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Several parties extend support to TDP's 'No- Confidence' motion: CM

Several parties extend support to TDP's 'No- Confidence' motion: CM

In yet another blow to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday officially severed ties with the coalition government.

A letter explaining the reasons for the alliance with BJP in the first place, what was expected and what happened in the last four years will also be sent to all coalition partners of NDA, he said. "Had special status been granted, this situation would not have risen".

As the members continued with the protests, the Speaker said since the House is not in order, she was unable to take up the notice and then adjourned the proceedings for the day.

Uddhav Thackeray is likely to hold a meeting with the party MPs and senior leaders to take a call on his party's stand on no-confidence motion.

"We expect the no-confidence motion to be moved by the Congress". It is not about pulling down the government; the intention is to discuss in Parliament the injustice meted to the people of Andhra Pradesh.

The BJP's ideological and mind blowing win in Tripura dislodging the Left Front, which was in power in the north-eastern state for a quarter of a century, has been path breaking. TDP's exit is a loss for the TDP, not the BJP.

The TDP has just 16 MPs in the Lok Sabha, while the YSR Congress has nine.

Chandrababu Naidu addressed party MPs in Delhi via a teleconference and reportedly said that Wednesday's by-election results in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar reflected a rise in anti-Modi and anti-BJP sentiment.

While the TDP and YSRC were moving ahead with the no-confidence motion, Tamil Nadu's AIADMK said it was yet to decide on its move. Its MP Chandrakant Bhaurao Khaire said the Modi government doesn't consult allies on key matters while previous BJP Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee always carried allies with him.

"It would have suited the TDP if the BJP was blamed (for the special category status), but Mr Naidu started feeling the heat when the YSR Congress started blaming the TDP for the delay", said a BJP leader. Win for democracy & people of AP.

What came as a boost to Jagan was the unexpected support from Jana Sena president and Tollywood star Pawan Kalyan, for his fight for the cause of special status for AP. For, if the Sena backed the no-confidence motion, it will also have no option but to walk out of the Devendra Fadnavis Government in Maharashtra. As the YSR Congress preponed its decision to move the no-confidence motion, Naidu hurriedly took the decision to pull out of NDA.

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