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BJP ministers quit Andhra cabinet

IANS  |  Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) 

BJP ministers Kamineni and P. tendered their resignations to on Thursday.

Medical and and met the in his chamber in the Assembly and handed the letters of resignation to him.

They thanked Naidu for the opportunity as the also appreciated their efficient working.

Later, said: "I had the privilege of working with him for more than three-and-a-half years. I recently asked him about his opinion on my work. He gave me the certificate that I have no enemies," he said.

said he learned to operate a computer because of Naidu's stress on use of technology in the administration.

"Earlier, I knew only making and receiving calls. I was never used to texting. Now, I operate computer because of Naidu's thrust on the use of technology...," he said.

The resignation came ahead of the presentation of the budget fpr 2018-19 in the Assembly by Y. Ramakrishnudu, a said.

Both BJP ministers had stayed away from the cabinet meeting here that was convened to formally approve the budget.

Thursday's development comes after the (TDP) on Wednesday announced its decision to pull out of the in protest against refusal of the Centre to grant Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh, saying the Centre has done injustice to the state.

Naidu announced to the media that two TDP ministers -- (Civil Aviation) and (for Science and Technology) -- will tender their resignations on Thursday.



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 12:12 IST