Vijayawada, Jun 20: Telugu Desam Party National President N Chandrababu Naidu asked his leaders not to get demoralized over the quitting of four MPs and exuded confidence that the TDP would overcome the crisis.
TDP sources said here on Thursday that Mr Naidu reviewed from Europe the significant political development of four dissident MPs of Rajya Sabha-CM Ramesh, G Mohan Rao, T G Venkatesh and Y S Chowdary-seeking TDP legislature party’s merger with the BJP.
The sources said Mr Naidu was apprised the latest political situation by the senior leaders.
The former Chief Minister immediately spoke with the dissident MPs and asked them not to take any hasty decision in the hour of crisis. However, Y S Sujana Chowdary and C M Ramesh told Mr Naidu that they were quitting the TDP in an “unavoidable political circumstances”, the sources added.
Mr.Naidu was said to have held a series of teleconferences with the Lok Sabha members and other senior leaders.
He made a futile bid to convince the four MPs not to quit the party by assuring that the TDP would come out from crisis, the sources said.
Mr Naidu told the senior leaders that the party had witnessed such political crisis many times. “The TDP will overcome the crisis. There is no need to get demoralized with the development. If we all together strive hard, we can bring the past glory to the party in the state”, he said.
The TDP National President said that he would be back to AP on June 25, after completing his Europe tour.
Mr Naidu also reminded the senior leaders that the TDP fought against the Narendra Modi headed NDA for Special Category Status (SCS). “The BJP leaders allegedly conspired to split the TDP. I strongly condemn the BJP’s act of indulging in undemocratic politics" the Leader of Opposition in Assembly said.
Giving another jolt to Mr Naidu, a group of Kapu community leaders, who contested unsuccessfully in the recent elections held a meeting in Kakinada earlier in the day. However, the outcome of the meeting is yet to be disclosed by the leaders.
“The TDP is witnessing unprecedented crisis. We have never expected such political events in the party” a senior leader told UNI. (UNI)