GVL Narasimha Rao. Photograph:( ANI )
Responding to the exit of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from NDA coalition, BJP leader Narasimha Rao has said that the Chandrababu Naidu led TDP was seeing a defeat for themselves in 2019 and they were using this as an excuse to retrieve lost political ground.
He further asked why CM Naidu took four years to realise that the coalition with NDA was not working.
He said "We believe TDP is finding the going tough in Andhra Pradesh, they are seeing a defeat for themselves in 2019 and they want to use this as an alibi to really retrieve lost political ground.Questions being asked in Andhra Pradesh as to why AP CM took 4 yrs to realise that this is not working".
He further said "The state govt and TDP are feeling the pinch of the public opinion going against them and BJP will use this as an opportunity to grow as a political party and emerge as a dominant political force in Andhra Pradesh. For us, it will prove to be the next Tripura".
We believe TDP is finding the going tough in AP, they are seeing a defeat for themselves in 2019&they want to use this as an alibi to really retrieve lost political ground.Ques being asked in AP as to why AP CM took 4 yrs to realise that this is not working: GVL Narasimha Rao,BJP pic.twitter.com/KijVUvxPpV— ANI (@ANI) March 16, 2018
While KC Tyagi from BJP's another coalition partner JDU has said that there was no danger to the NDA government from the break up of TDP alliance.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP exited the NDA coalition government at the Centre over its refusal to grant "special status" to Andhra Pradesh on Friday.