The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu is a seasoned politician who faced many ups and downs in politics at local and national level. His political acumen can outsmart that of any politician in the south. The TDP has been maintaining ties with the BJP for years together. They were still intact when the TDP snapped its ties with the NDA government. It is a self-contradictory decision. If the party’s government at the centre did not do anything rightful to the state, then it is neither wise nor desirable to have truce with that party.
Now Chandrababu Naidu said he visited Delhi 29 times to discuss the matter, but nothing came out. Why to wait for such a long time? Not only the decision on the special category status to Andhra Pradesh, the centre has been least bothered to solve the crucial issues between the old state and newly carved state. The Prime Minister openly remarked that the creation of Telangana was an unwise step by the UPA government while the BJP has been supporting the cause of the separate state since 1998 when it raised a slogan, ‘one vote two states’. The Prime Minister wanted to flay the chairperson of the UPA Sonia Gandhi.
It was made clear by the centre many a time that special category status cannot be given to AP. Still the TDP thought it fit not to break ties with the NDA government. The decision was taken on March 7 when the election 2019 is round the corner. The YSR CP stepped up the agitation on the special category status and the Chief Minister felt that its rival party was going to edge over the TDP and under this political pressure Mr Naidu has taken this decision.