TDP walks out of NDA, vows to bring no-confidence motion against Modi govt; LS adjourned

The BJP and TDP had been treading on a thin line after the Narendra Modi government did not allocate additional funds for Andhra Pradesh.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 22:16

New Delhi: In a huge setback for the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday decided to quit the ruling alliance headed by BJP at the Centre. The decision was taken unanimously by the party politburo this morning. Jagan Reddy-led YSR Congress and AIMIM today pledged to support the no-confidence motion against the Modi government. The Bharatiya Janata Party and the TDP had been treading on a thin line after the Narendra Modi government did not allocate additional funds for Andhra Pradesh. In view of the protest by the TDP lawmakers and the ruckus created by TRS MPs, Lok Sabha was adjourned till Monday by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. 

Also Read: Here's how TDP's exit will affect BJP-led NDA

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16 March 2018, 22:16 PM

"Today, a feeling is gaining ground in our state that BJP is not sensitive to the aspirations of our people," Naidu in letter to Amit Shah

16 March 2018, 22:15 PM

Chandrababu Naidu writes a letter to Amit Shah.

"Joined alliance with expectation that our people will get justice. We hoped that our state will get fair treatment.When our being in the alliance doesn’t serve that purpose, we feel that it is pointless to continue," says the AP CM in the letter

16 March 2018, 21:22 PM

AIADMK expels party spokesperson KC Palanisamy for supporting no-confidence motion against BJP-led government

16 March 2018, 16:54 PM

"Government can still get TDP back, if the BJP leadership considers the demands of Chandrababu Naidu," says Akali Dal leader Naresh Gujral. "Regional parties had played a crucial role in BJP's victory in 2014, but now they are being ignored."

"Akali Dal will continue its alliance with the BJP in Punjab as it is not only on a political alliance but is also a social alliance. We do not want any complication in the Hindu-Sikh brotherhood and for that this alliance is very important," he added

16 March 2018, 16:52 PM

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray expected to hold a meeting with party MPs and senior leaders soon to decide stand on no-confidence motion moved by TDP and YSRCP against Central Government, reports ANI

16 March 2018, 14:39 PM

It is not about pulling down govt, the intention is to discuss in Parliament the injustice meted to Andhra Pradesh. Jana Sena was the party that initiated it (the idea of no-confidence motion) and later due to public pressure YSRCP and TDP were forced to do it: Pawan Kalyan, Jana Sena Party


16 March 2018, 14:37 PM

TDP has survived many crises and we can sail through this situation. I wrote many letters to the Centre. Recently also I gave a letter to PM but nothing materialised: N Chandrababu Naidu

16 March 2018, 14:36 PM

Arun Jaitley said sentiment cannot increase the quantum of funds. What a reckless statement. Telangana was carved for sentiment. The sentiment is very powerful. Even now you are doing injustice: AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu 

16 March 2018, 14:35 PM

Bifurcation promises are not yet fulfilled. Had special status been included in the Act by the then Lok Sabha then this situation would not have arisen, says Andhra Pradesh CM

16 March 2018, 14:33 PM

We've quit NDA. I took the decision, not for selfish reasons, but for interests of AP. For 4-years I made all efforts, went to Delhi 29 times, asked many times. This was Center's last budget and there was no mention of AP, we had to pull our ministers out of cabinet: Chandrababu Naidu


16 March 2018, 14:32 PM

There were issues after the division of Andhra Pradesh. If there were issues all these years, then why weren't they raised? This shows merely an opportunistic nature: D Jayakumar, AIADMK MLA and Tamil Nadu Minister 

16 March 2018, 14:31 PM

When a no-confidence motion is moved 50 MPs should stand in its support & 50 MPs stood, but Speaker said it cannot be considered as House is not in order. So, I want to ask what does govt fear? They have a huge majority in Lok Sabha: Congress' Shashi Tharoor on today's proceedings


16 March 2018, 14:30 PM

Our commitment to people of AP continues and this govt has no business to take away that right of ours. It is only right that we fight collectively, it is the principle we are fighting on. Centre has exposed itself and that it does not stand by any ally: Renuka Chowdhury, Congress

16 March 2018, 12:12 PM

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MPs storm the well of Lok Sabha over their demands; Speaker adjourns the House till Monday.


16 March 2018, 12:10 PM

TDP MPs stage protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament, raise slogans of 'We want justice, NDA talaq, talaq, talaq.'


16 March 2018, 12:08 PM

BJP has started to play its dirty games. What they did in Tamil Nadu, how they tried to encourage smaller parties and create a rift within larger parties, now, they are trying to bring similar strategies to AP. We have no confidence in the government: Jaydev Galla, TDP MP

16 March 2018, 12:07 PM

AIMIM will support the No-Confidence Motion against the BJPm govt not only for its failure to implement State Reorganisation Act but also because of its failure to fulfill its promises to provide employment to youth and for injustice to Muslim Women and Minorities: Owaisi. 


16 March 2018, 12:04 PM

AMIM will support the No-Confidence Motion in Lok Sabha today, says Asaduddin Owaisi

16 March 2018, 12:02 PM

We will now bring our own No-Confidence Motion which will be better and more perfect than that of YSR Congress: TDP MP YS Chowdary

16 March 2018, 12:02 PM

Far from being a threat, TDP's exit is a timely opportunity for the BJP to grow in Andhra Pradesh: BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao

16 March 2018, 12:01 PM

The TDP last week pulled its two ministers out of the central government but had stopped short of walking out of the alliance.  

16 March 2018, 12:01 PM

The Shiv Sena, which has attacked the BJP unsparingly for some time now and has said it will go it alone in Maharashtra, recently declared that "the Modi wave is over".

16 March 2018, 11:59 AM

More allies have grown restive after the BJP's setback in bypolls in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar; the party was stunned as it lost two strongholds in UP on Wednesday.

16 March 2018, 11:57 AM

TDP's demand for special status would mean a large infusion of central funds to help with the state government's plans to develop its new capital Amravati.

16 March 2018, 11:56 AM

TDP is reportedly miffed at BJP's growing proximity with Jagan Reddy's YSR Congress.  

16 March 2018, 11:56 AM

Naidu on Thursday addressed his party parliamentarians in Delhi through teleconference and reportedly said the bypoll results reflected an anti-Modi and anti-BJP wave.

16 March 2018, 11:50 AM

The Bharatiya Janata Party and the TDP had been treading on a thin line after the Narendra Modi government did not allocate additional funds for Andhra Pradesh.

16 March 2018, 11:50 AM

The decision was taken unanimously by the TDP party politburo this morning. 

16 March 2018, 11:49 AM

N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party walks out of BJP headed ruling alliance NDA over Centre's refusal to grant a special status to Andhra Pradesh.