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TDP to escalate protest if Andhra promises not fulfilled

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (TDP), a NDA constituent, on Friday pledged to escalate its protests if the failed to give the promised financial assistance for the bifurcated Andhra Pradesh, said.

"We will keep escalating the protests till we get what is rightfully ours. We are demanding what rightfully belongs to the people of The people of are unhappy," Galla told IANS.

He refused to elaborate.

The was participating in a debate on the budget in the Lok Sabha, stating that allies like the were feeling "humiliated".

He wondered if the BJP was thinking of breaking up the alliance with the and join hands with the YSR in

Galla skirted a question about the future of the TDP-BJP alliance but said the government was not keeping its promises like granting special category status to the state, setting up a new railway zone and funding construction of the new capital of Amravati.

The protested in both Houses of Parliament throughout the budget session.

On Friday, party

came dressed like a 'tantrik', armed with a wooden pellet rattle, and performed a puja in the

Sivaprasad has been playing a rattle during the protests in the as well. On Thursday, he was reprimanded by when he picked up some books from the table of the Lok Sabha's

Telangana was carved out of in June 2014 and was promised compensation, as revenue generating areas, including capital Hyderabad, had gone to the new state.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 18:14 IST
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