TDP seeks Kumaraswamy’s support in fight against Centre

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BANGALORE: Telugu Desam Party MPs met Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on Monday and handed over a letter by TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu seeking cooperation and support for TDP's fight against the Centre for justice to Andhra Pradesh, an ANI report stated.

 

The party MPs, who divided into six groups, have also sought support from other leaders on no-confidence motion against the Centre in upcoming monsoon session of Parliament over demand for special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

The party intensified its efforts to drum up the support of non-BJP and non-Congress parties to their proposed motion of no-confidence against the Centre. The TDP is learnt to have decided to stall Parliament proceedings in case the Centre refuses to admit the notice for no trust motion. The party is planning to serve a notice for no-confidence motion on the very first day of the session.

The MPs have also met leaders of TRS, D Raja of CPI, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, DMK MP Kanimozhi, and NCP chief Sharad and handed Chandrababu Naidu’s letter.

The demand for the special category status for Andhra Pradesh has become a bone of contention between the Andhra Pradesh state government and the Centre after the bifurcation of the region which gave birth to Telangana in 2014.

Notably, Naidu had promised the residents of Andhra Pradesh for bringing the state under the special category. Under this category, the Centre is bound to provide more funds for the development of the region.

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