TDP to continue stalling Lok Sabha on AP promises

TDP to continue stalling Lok Sabha on AP promises

TDP to continue stalling Lok Sabha on AP promises

The TDP has decided to continue stalling the Lok Sabha proceedings for the implementation of assurances made by the Narendra Modi government when it reopens on March 5 for the second half of the Budget session.

A decision in this regard was taken by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu at a meeting with party Members of Parliament in Amaravati on Friday.

Talking to media after the meeting, party MP Galla Jayadev said that Naidu has asked the MPs to take the fight to a logical conclusion during this session. "No allocations for the 19 points of the list submitted to the prime minister means war, as it will be the last budget of the NDA government," he said.

"We were asked by our leader to continue protests so that the NDA government takes corrective actions which should reflect in the Finance Bill," Jayadev said.

Hinting at leaving the coalition government, the MP said that being a part of the government it would be highly improbable to oppose the finance bill. He said that the party will be left with no option but to move the court if the promises made in the bifurcation Act and the assurances made by the NDA government were not fulfilled.

"The people of the state have seen Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP president Amit Shah sitting with us and assuring us action. We thought something will happen within a fortnight. Nothing has happened," another MP, Tota Narsimham, pointed out.

He said that the TDP MPs will not only protest the Centre's indifferent attitude but also criticise the government for its inaction.

MP Rammohan Naidu has said that the TDP will write letters to all the MPs and presidents of all political parties, who were witness to the partition of the Telugu states and the promises made by the NDA, to correct the injustice meted out to the residual AP.