Arvind Kejriwal, Chandrababu Naidu discuss support against Centre in Delhi
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu in Delhi.
The two leaders met to tune up support on pressuring Centre to give special status to the state.
Chandrababu Naidu is on a two-day visit to the national capital. He is also likely to garner support from opposition leaders on No-confidence motion that is likely to be taken up in Lok Sabha.
Naidu, however, has made it clear that his visit is “focused only on securing state’s interests” and there was “nothing political” about the visit.
On his first visit to the capital after parting ways with the BJP, Naidu on Tuesday met leaders of various political parties including Congress, Trinamool Congress and NCP and vowed to defeat the saffron party in the next Lok Sabha polls.
Naidu, who spent considerable time in the Central Hall of Parliament, met NCP Sharad Pawar, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, Congress leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and K.C. Venugopal, Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav and Trinamool Congress leaders Sudip Bandhopadhyay and Derek O'brien.
He complained to them about how Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP "let down" the people of Andhra Pradesh on the issue of conferring the special category status on the state and lack of adequate financial assistance in building a new capital, Polavaram projects and other schemes.
The Telegum Desam Party quit the NDA and the government at the Centre last month after accusing the Modi government of "betraying" his state by failing to execute the promises made at the time of its bifurcation.