After it had asked two of its ministers to resign from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government, there was hints that TDP would soon quit the NDA soon. Finally ending the suspense , TDP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu pulled out of the NDA over the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh. The party also gave a separate no-confidence notice against the Centre in Lok Sabha.
“We have decided to move out of NDA. The support has been removed. We gave them (BJP-led NDA) time to change their mind, but nothing happened,” senior TDP leader CM Ramesh said, following which BJP said that TDP’s decision was inevitable after “its mischievous propaganda” against the Centre.
In a statement, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) confirmed the move and said that TDP has decided to quit NDA, and the decision was unanimously taken by party politburo. Naidu alleged that the BJP and PM Modi are “trying to weaken regional parties”.