Having lost the no confidence motion in the Lok Sabha to put pressure on the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership and the NDA government at the Centre, the ruling Telugu Desam Party had decided to continue the protest in Parliament. The TDP chief had reportedly advised the party MPs to hold protest at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament House for the rest of the session.
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, who visited the national capital, had closeted with his party MPs and had reportedly congratulated the MPs for highlighting the State issues during the debate on no confidence motion. He had congratulated MP Kesineni Srinivas for being the first to issue the notice and thus getting the chance for the TDP. Otherwise, the chance would have gone to the Congress, and the TDP may not have received the importance to highlight the issues.
The Chief Minister had also congratulated his party MPs, Jayadev Galla who started the debate and Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu who later continued the debate. He said that the two young MPs have made the points very clear to the nation and the concerns of the five crore people of the State were well presented. The Chief Minister had asked the party MPs to keep mounting pressure on the government all through the Parliament session that would help building up the tempo across the State here.
Chandrababu Naidu is also said to be planning a daily activity in the State with his party leaders joining the people to protest. The TDP is now firm on taking up the fight against the BJP as its primary task while the demand for special category status takes the back seat.
The TDP chief is unhappy with the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi had snubbed him in the Lok Sabha during his reply to the no confidence motion. Modi had said that Chandrababu Naidu had taken the U turn on the special category status and fell into the trap of the YSR Congress. Modi had also said that Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao acted in more matured manner in handling disputes between the two chief ministers of the two Telugu States. This statement had come as an insult to the leadership of Chandrababu Naidu. “If KCR acted wisely with maturity, does it mean I did not?” is the big question that the TDP chief is angry with.
Taking this as personal attack on his 40 years of political career, Chandrababu Naidu wants to do a similar attack on the character of Narendra Modi in the days to come.