TDP MPs continue to protest against Union Budget in Parliament

Frederick Owens
February 12, 2018

"The deep differences between both the sides has not just indicated about their fallout soon, but also made way for other national parties and their leaders to announce their backing for TDP leaders" protest in Parliament.

MPs on Friday protested near Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament voicing their disappointment with the Union Budget. Amid the protest for implementation of AP reorganization promises in Parliament well, BJP senior leader LK Advani shared his opinion with TDP MPs- "it's very unfortunate to see an unhealthy relationship between the two political partners".

TDP leader Shiv Pratap said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not kept his words in developing Amravati.

It also marks the end of the first half of the Budget session in the Lok Sabha.

After papers listed for the day were laid, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House, which would now meet again on March 5.

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"When the state was bifurcated into Andhra and Telangana (in 2014), we were amongst he members who had strongly felt that as a result of bifurcation, some justice has to be done to the residuary Andhra Pradesh state because it was going to lose large part of its revenue", Jaitley said in Rajya Sabha before replying to the debate on Budget.

"There were several commitments which were made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act in this House and before the state government and some of them have been implemented, some work is in progress".

Lending support to the issue, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that his party supported the "just demands" of Andhra Pradesh for special category status.

Addressing reporters in New Delhi with Andhra Pradesh BJP President K Hari Babu, BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao also hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his support to the demand of special category status to Andhra Pradesh. "It's time for all parties to unite on this issue and support this call for justice", he tweeted.

The Telugu Desam Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday continued their slugfest with the former dubbing the 27-page status report - on Central aid to Andhra Pradesh - publicised by the BJP as a "cinema script or fiction document".

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