N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam party has decided to quit the Union Cabinet in protest against the Centre’s denial of granting Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh.
Addressing a press conference late on Wednesday night, Mr Naidu said they had lost all hopes that the Narendra Modi-led Centre would extend required help to AP and do justice, including granting Special Status to Andhra Pradesh
”Mr Naidu said “I felt hurt with the comment made by Arun Jaitley, and decided to exit from the Union Cabinet”
Mr Naidu made it clear initially that the TDP has decided to quit the Union Cabinet only. He said that he had asked the two TDP Union Ministers Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi
Raju and Minister for State for Science and Technology Y Sujana Chowdary to submit resignations tomorrow. He said that he had spoken with the ministers.
Earlier, the Chief Minister held an emergency meeting with senior leaders, ministers and a teleconference with MPs who are in Delhi.