I never break 'mitra dharma': Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu on TDP-BJP coalition

Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday hinted that his party TDP will not abruptly end its alliance with the BJP.

I never break 'mitra dharma': Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu on TDP-BJP coalition

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday hinted that his party- Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will not abruptly end its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state untill the latter decides to do so.

"I never break 'mitra dharma'. In case, they ( BJP) want to differ, I will do 'namaskar' and go my way," Naidu said.

Naidu made these remarks at a press conference during which he also talked about his state's future and the allocation of funds from the centre.

"What Centre is supposed to give is the right of the state. We will not leave it, but I won't sit idle crying that the Centre did not give something, I have to build up a state," the TDP leader said.

Remarks from Chandrababu Naidu came days after it was reported that all is not well between the TDP and BJP.

Media reports earlier said that the TDP was mulling to severe alliance with BJP for allegedly ignoring the interests of the state in the Budget 2018-19, including the unified demand for granting a 'special status' to Andhra Pradesh.

During the media address, Naidu also expressed his interest in turning the state into a 'land of innovation' and said that "investors from sixty countries came to Andhra Pradesh thrice" since he believes "that efficient leadership" is what attracted them to the state.

Naidu, who completed 40 years in politics, said that it is the "blessings of the people" which helped him come this far.

(With ANI inputs)

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