No compromise on fight for Andhra's special status: Chandrababu Naidu
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and president of the Telegu Desam Party (TDP) Chandrababu Naidu said his party will not compromise with its demand for a special status for Andhra Pradesh.
He also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (his former ally) of betraying Andhra Pradesh and asked his MPs to coordinate with non-BJP non-Congress parties in Parliament.
On Wednesday, TDP MPs raised the issue in both the houses of Parliament and demanded their notice for a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi-led government should be entertained.
Taking cognisance of the demand, which was supported by other Opposition parties, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepted the motion.
Earlier, Naidu held a teleconference with his party MPs to discuss strategy for both the houses.
The TDP had also moved a similar motion against the government during the Budget Session.
It has been accusing the Centre of being unjust to Andhra Pradesh by denying it a special status.
Addressing the party MPs, Naidu said the fight for justice for Andhra Pradesh is a "historic" one and the people are with them.
"Our fight against the Centre demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh will continue without any compromise," Naidu said.
He also accused the BJP (its former ally) of "betraying" it as "did not fulfill" the promises made at the time of the state's bifurcation.
Naidu asked his MPs to "fight relentlessly" and "coordinate" with non-BJP, non-Congress parties in Parliament and go forward with the no-confidence motion.