HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP national president N. Chandrababu Naidu has left the issue of party’s poll alliance on party’s Telangana unit to decide alliance with Congress and other parties for the Assembly elections in the state. Naidu told the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders of Telangana that it’s for them to decide on the alliance.
I leave it to the party leaders here to take a collective decision on the issue keeping in mind the best interests of the party and the State (Telangana). I told them to decide and let me know and assured to cooperate with them,” Mr. Naidu said addressing the general body meeting of TDP’s Telangana unit.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday dissolved the state Assembly. The elections are likely to be held by year-end along with four other states. While addressing TDP leaders, Naidu avoided a direct reference to the Congress. He remarked that ups and downs were common for the TDP in its 35-year history.
Naidu claimed that if Telangana is a revenue-surplus state, it was because of the efforts he made during his stint as the chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh.