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Jaitley's comparison of AP with Bihar a factor behind TDP's exit: MP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A TDP parliamentarian said today that Jaitley comparing to to deny the southern state the special category state status "angered" the people and was one of the factors behind the party's decision to pull out its ministers of the

"The Union in a press meet compared to to deny a special category state status and that also contributed in our (and N Chandrababu Naidu) announcing the resignations of two ministers," he said, adding that it hurt the sentiments and angered the people of Andhra Pradesh.

"When you make such comparison, there arises a question why should we give special status to AP while having a state more backward, This is wrong. They angered the people, ministers and the It was a promise made in Parliament and the comparison was not right," T G told reporters.

To a query on whether special category state status would be granted to Andhra Pradesh, Jaitley at a press conference on March 7 had said "Why not Bihar? Why not has to look at 29 states."

Under relentless opposition attack over its failure to secure special category state status for Andhra Pradesh, the state's ruling TDP pulled out of the yesterday. today accepted the resignations of ministers and Y S Chowdary.

Raju today for the first time joined his party MPs in a protest inside the raising their demand.

The ministers after their resignations yesterday said that they would now have "more freedom" to protest for the rights of Andhra Pradesh.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 20:15 IST