TRS accuses TDP of 'match fixing' with Centre on AP

Feb 10, 2018, 12:19 IST | Agencies

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi yesterday accused the Telugu Desam Party of "match fixing" with the NDA government to get a special status and other demands as promised for a bifurcated Andhra Pradesh

TDP member N Sivaprasad with other party leaders raise special demands for Andhra Pradesh yesterday. PIC/PTI
TDP member N Sivaprasad with other party leaders raise special demands for Andhra Pradesh yesterday. PIC/PTI

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi yesterday accused the Telugu Desam Party of "match fixing" with the NDA government to get a special status and other demands as promised for a bifurcated Andhra Pradesh. Participating in a debate on Budget 2018 in the Rajya Sabha, TRS leader Kesava Rao questioned the way TDP was protesting to get its demands implemented by the government.

"Don't keep match fixing. Stop this," he said and suggested that the TDP should resolve the matter through a dialogue with the Finance Minister. TDP MPs, along with YSR Congress, in both Houses of Parliament have been protesting for the past few days demanding implementation of all promises made by the NDA government under the 2014 Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

Rao made the statement when TDP leaders C M Ramesh, Thota Sitarama Lakshmi among others were on their feet, holding placards seeking justice for Andhra Pradesh. The party MPs also took turns to stand in the Well to stage a protest. Rao claimed that Telangana too has not got its due share after the new state was carved out of Andhra Pradesh and said that despite this, it has not come with a "begging bowl" to the Centre. The state did not even get better allocation in the Budget.

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