The Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has withdrawn its support from the NDA.
The decision was taken unanimously during a teleconference held by CM Chandrababu Naidu with his ministers today. The decision comes in the backdrop of the Centre refusing to award special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
The Telugu Desam Party, on March 8 has pulled out two of its ministers – Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Y.S. Chowdhry – out of the Narendra Modi led government.
The TDP had earlier said it would support the no-confidence motion by YSR Congress against the Narendra Modi government.
The YSR Congress wrote to other opposition parties seeking their support for the demand of a special status to Andhra Pradesh. YSR chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy had said it would support whoever promises Andhra Pradesh the Special Category Status (SCS).
The Andhra Pradesh-based party initiated the move alleging that the central government has failed to fulfill the promises made during the bifurcation of state and the Special Category Status promised in AP Reorganisation Act 2014.
The YSR Congress party, which does not have sufficient numbers in Parliament to move a no-confidence motion, has reached out to floor leaders of all the opposition parties seeking their support against the NDA government.