Protesting TDP MPs Dragged Away From Modi's Residence

Chandrababu seeks AIADMK’s help in ‘no confidence motion’ against the BJP

Chandrababu seeks AIADMK's help in 'no confidence motion' against the BJP

On its part, rival TDP MPs, on Sunday morning, attempted to protest outside Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence here but were detained and taken to the police station. "It is sad that the respectable MPs were sent to jail when they went to meet him", Kejriwal later told reporters.

He said he was supporting their demand for Special Status for their state.

The protesting MPs, who were democratically doing protest, were detained on the way by the CRPF, Delhi Police who dragged them away ruthlessly.

In the last month, the TDP had requested Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to hold an all-party meeting to discuss the issue of special category status to Andhra Pradesh. They were forcefully removed.

Led by Chandrababu Naidu, the TDP withdrew its ministers in the union cabinet and walked out of the NDA after the BJP-led Centre denied special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

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The hours-long drama ended only at night after the TDP MPs were marshalled out of the House. "The Centre's stance is totally undemocratic", the Chief Minister said. "Mr Modi assured me that he would justly refer to Andhra Pradesh in all the meetings we jointly addressed during the 2014 polls".

TDP's parliamentary leader Y S Chowdhary said, "We are fighting for Andhra Pradesh's five crore people".

However, it was never taken up for discussion due to continuous disruptions in the Parliament.

Naidu has appealed to the AIADMK, which is the third largest entity in the Lok Sabha after the BJP and the Congress, to support the no-confidence-motion paving the way for the BJP's ouster.

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