Finally, two ministers belonging to TDP (Telgu Desam Party) today (March 8, 2018) resigned from Modi-led government at the Centre over Andhra Pradesh special status issue.
Apprehensions were already there for the same.
The ministers who resigned from the ministership are civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and minister of state for science and technology YS Chowdary.
There have been reports that TDP president and AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu was unhappy with the Modi-led government for not according special status to AP.
The ministers have to tender their resignations after the Union finance minister Arun Jaitely ruled out for acceding to the demand of TDP of giving special category status to AP.
A state given special category status gets more funds (90 per cent) under centrally sponsored schemes compared to states falling under normal category (6o per cent).
TDP has its sixteen members in Lok Sabha and six members in Rajya Sabha.
Both the BJP and the TDP had forged a pre-poll alliance in the year 2014.
Political pundits have started debates over the latest development and now they are seen making calculations for next elections scheduled in 2019.
Political observers are making calculations about political outcomes for 2019 elections. There are apprehensions of split between BJP-TDP. Anything can happen. Till then, let us wait what developments take place in the future as TDP is still part of NDA.
All are now eyeing on next move of TDP.
Let us see. What next?