Election 2017

BJP violated political morality, friendship: TDP

Agency | July 24, 2018 04:18 PM
Punjab Tribune Bureau

NEW DELHI: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former Union Minister Y.S. Chowdary on Tuesday accused its former ally BJP of "violating the principles of friendship and political morality" and trying to expand in Andhra Pradesh at the expense of his party.

Initiating a short duration discussion on Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Chowdaty said: "The BJP took a U-turn and violated the principles of friendship and political morality. Their sole aim is to destroy the TDP for their own expansion. That is why we parted ways with a heavy heart."

The TDP was a coalition partner in the ruling National Democratic alliance (NDA) led by the BJP for four years, and severed its ties with the BJP following the Centre's refusal to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

Chowdary said there was a "disconnect" between the words and deeds of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had "not once, but thrice during his election campaign in 2014 promised special category status for 10 years for the residual state of Andhra Pradesh.

"Now the government is misleading the people of Andhra and the media by saying that the 14th Finance Commission had recommended that there should be no special category status for any state henceforth. This is far from truth. This is opposite of what the government has told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply," Chowdary said.

"We are not begging, we are not asking for any favours. We are asking for what is rightfully ours as per the AP Reorganisation Act," he added.

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Punjab police seize Grenade Launcher, 3.79 Kg RDX to avert terror attack around Republic Day; one arrested
Punjab police seize Grenade Launcher, 3.79 Kg RDX to avert terror attack around Republic Day; one arrested
BJP releases first list of candidates for Punjab polls, Rana Sodhi to contest from Ferozepur and Manoranjan Kalia from Jalandhar Central
BJP releases first list of candidates for Punjab polls, Rana Sodhi to contest from Ferozepur and Manoranjan Kalia from Jalandhar Central
“Focus on Dalit vote bank”, churns on 42 percent votes, BJP likely to bet on veterans in Punjab polls
“Focus on Dalit vote bank”, churns on 42 percent votes, BJP likely to bet on veterans in Punjab polls
Punjab CM Charanjit Channi to file defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal
Punjab CM Charanjit Channi to file defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal
Punjab Election 2022: PPC appoints Daniel Masih as Chairman and Balwinder John as Secretary In-charge of Christian Welfare Cell
Punjab Election 2022: PPC appoints Daniel Masih as Chairman and Balwinder John as Secretary In-charge of Christian Welfare Cell
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi launch congress's youth manifesto for Uttar Pradesh polls
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi launch congress's youth manifesto for Uttar Pradesh polls
BJP-led alliance to releases first list of candidates for Punjab polls, Fateh Jang Singh Bajwa will not fight with Qadian
BJP-led alliance to releases first list of candidates for Punjab polls, Fateh Jang Singh Bajwa will not fight with Qadian
COVID-19 Decline: Delhi Govt recommends ending weekend curfew, Odd-Even system in markets
COVID-19 Decline: Delhi Govt recommends ending weekend curfew, Odd-Even system in markets
Deputy Commissioner reviews flying squads vehicles fitted with PTZ cameras
Deputy Commissioner reviews flying squads vehicles fitted with PTZ cameras
Congress party’s sole mission is the welfare of all: Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary
Congress party’s sole mission is the welfare of all: Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary
Shot fired during Akali Dal rally in Jalandhar, one injured
Shot fired during Akali Dal rally in Jalandhar, one injured
3806 polling staff undergoes first rehearsal of polling process in Kapurthala
3806 polling staff undergoes first rehearsal of polling process in Kapurthala