New Delhi : Ahead of Parliament’s monsoon session from Wednesday, Telugu Desam Party chief and Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday wrote to the Opposition parties to support the no-confidence motion his party will bring again in the Lok Sabha in protest of “injustice” to his state in the government’s non-fulfilment of promise to grant special status.
He, however, did not show any inclination to join the Opposition.
Naidu justified the motion his party would be pushing in view of the “continued adamant attitude of the BJP-led NDA government,” pointing out how the no-confidence motions by his party and the YSR Congress were not taken up “deliberately.”
The TDP chief referred to “inconsistencies” in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 and the government’s refusal to the assurances by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the floor of the Rajya Sabha on February 20, 2014. He claimed “poor” progress in implementation of the six assurances made in the Act.
Six out of the eight infrastructure projects included in Schedule 13 of the Act “remain non-starters even after four years,” Naidu said, pointing out that the Modi government did not even “respect the BJP’s 2014 election manifesto relating to Seemandhra.”