Telugu Desam Party chairman and Andhra Praesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu hinted that his party will not break away from the BJP, saying that he would never ‘break mitra dharma).However, he added that if the BJP wants to differ, he will ‘do his namaskar’ and go his way, Zee News reported.Naidu made these remarks at a press conference during which he also talked about his state’s future and the allocation of funds from the centre.”What Centre is supposed to give is the right of the state. We will not leave it, but I won’t sit idle crying that the Centre did not give something, I have to build up a state,” the TDP leader said.Remarks from Chandrababu Naidu came days after it was reported that all is not well between the TDP and BJP.Also readAfter budget rejection, Chandrababu Naidu pitches for special status for Andhra PradeshMedia reports earlier said that the TDP was mulling to severe alliance with BJP for allegedly ignoring the interests of the state in the Budget 2018-19, including the unified demand for granting a ‘special status’ to Andhra Pradesh.During the media address, Naidu also expressed his interest in turning the state into a ‘land of innovation’ and said that “investors from sixty countries came to Andhra Pradesh thrice” since he believes “that efficient leadership” is what attracted them to the state.Also readAndhra CM Chandrababu Naidu warns Modi govt to take note of ‘public anger’Naidu, who completed 40 years in politics, said that it is the “blessings of the people” which helped him come this far.Earlier in the month, Naidu made a strong pitch for the Special Category Status (SCS) and cited the case of certain states.He said the SCS is the right of Andhra Pradesh that no one could deny.Interestingly, in September 2016, Naidu “welcomed” the special assistance measures (economic package) announced by the Centre in lieu of the SCS claiming that it was the “best” the southern state could get.Naidu’s fresh demand for the SCS came against the backdrop of the Centre extending the similar status to northeastern states last April.
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