Though the TDP-BJP alliance is intact, for now, Naidu, has asked his party MPs to pressurise the BJP-led NDA government to undo the injustice in the Parliament.
"It was all media speculation", Chowdary said when asked if the TDP was ready for a divorce with the NDA. "AP is a deficit budget state and Akali Dal totally sympathizes with TDP and we completely believe central government is responsible for this injustice done to state of Andhra Pradesh".
The BJP, meanwhile, said it will resolve the matter with TDP leaders, ANI reported. BJP president Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh are said to have got in touch with Chandrababu Naidu. Naidu told his ministers that first, he would like to meet the PM and then wait for some measures from the Centre before the budget session concludes by the next month end.
At the state cabinet meeting here on Friday, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu told his cabinet colleagues that the party will take a political decision on the issue, party sources said. People are dissatisfied because there is no specific mention of state issues in the Union Budget.
"Many pressing state issues like railway zone, funding for Polavaram project as well as capital Amaravati are not addressed in the budget", he added. "People (of Andhra Pradesh) are looking forward with anticipation".
Sources have added that while numerous senior leaders of TDP are fuming on ally BJP and wanting their leader to "call it quits" with BJP, Chandrababu Naidu is busy ascertaining the consequences that follow after breaking ties with BJP. "Accordingly, you all fight rightfully on the floors of the both Houses only", Naidu said, addressing the party MPs.
Naidu's party is third only to the BJP and Shiv Sena in the NDA in terms of seats won in parliament.