VIJAYAWADA: BJP national president Amit Shah has termed the Telugu Desam’s (TD) decision to leave the NDA as guided wholly and solely by political considerations rather than developmental concerns.
“This decision is both unfortunate as well as unilateral. It is a decision I am afraid, will be construed as being guided wholly and solely by political considerations instead of developmental concerns. But unfortunately, the mandate earned together by both the parties is allowed to be squandered for political reasons. We were looking at the TD as our partner in the progress of the people of Andhra Pradesh. Unfortunately, partisan politics has overtaken leading to your Party leaving the NDA,” Mr Shah said.
He added that since getting an opportunity to serve at the Centre, the BJP-led NDA government, of which the TD was an integral constituent, has nurtured the new state of Andhra Pradesh with the spirit that this is the state that suffered at the time of state’s bifurcation.
Mr Shah said that there was an element of sensitivity and a firm commitment for the cause of Andhra Pradesh’s development in the way the NDA government at the Centre has worked for Andhra Pradesh.
“This becomes evident from the massive resource allocations to the state of Andhra Pradesh over the past four years and the fact that already most of the promises made in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 are poised towards fulfilment. A perusal of these would reaffirm what you already know and perhaps won’t admit — that the Central Government has fulfilled its obligations and that the BJP is a genuine friend and true well-wisher of the people of Andhra Pradesh,” Mr Shah added....