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Other parties putting pressure on Naidu with false propaganda: Kumar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A day after the TDP decided to quit the Union Cabinet, today claimed that YSR and other parties were creating "political pressure" with "false propaganda" on the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh, which may have forced to take such a step.

Yesterday, Naidu, who is the (TDP) chief, announced that Y S and will quit the He, however, had said the party would continue to be part of NDA.

"The TDP has demanded special status. We are discussing with them....Unfortunately, YSR and other parties are indulging in all sorts of false propaganda, spoiling the political atmosphere in the state and putting pressure on Chandrababu Naidu," Kumar told reporters.

The YSR is "falsely propagating" that the Centre has not done anything for Amid this political pressure, Naidu has taken certain decisions, he said, and added, "Otherwise, Naidu and the TDP have always been with the BJP."

On TDP's demand of special status, he said, the category of 'special status' does not exist after the implementation of "Still, we gave a special package of Rs 14,500 crore to the state... additional Rs 5,000 crore aid has been given to AP."

The is taking care of the interest of people, he added.

The two TDP ministers in the have not yet offered their resignation as is out of

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 15:05 IST