Why is Prime Minister Narendra Modi denying special category status to Andhra Pradesh, though an ally of NDA, TDP is in power? Ask CPI Narayana for the answer. Narayana, known to make non-serous statements look serious, says there has been dispute between Modi and Naidu. And it is related to old antagonism between the two.This is the reason.
During golden era of Chandrababu Naidu, when Vajpayee was Prime Minister, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister demanded resignation of Modi following riots in Gujarat. Modi had not forgotten the tense moments Naidu created when the issue came up in the Lok Sabha in the form of no-confidence motion. The debate went into midnight, when Naidu, while refusing to vote against NDA government, only sought resignation of Modi. He saved Vajpayee government but rubbed Modiji on wrong side.
“The TDP and BJP do not have cordial relations. They are mutually suspicious. BJP knows that TDP wants special status to get strengthened in the state. This BJP doesn’t like. Modi can bestow special status on AP within second if he wants,” Narayana said.