The BJP sees the resignations of two TDP ministers from the central government as an inevitable outcome driven by the regional party's "political compulsions" ahead of the assembly polls in the state next year. The assembly polls in the state will be held along with the Lok Sabha election. "The BJP has potential to emerge as a third viable alternative in Adhra Pradesh and our track records in different states testify to this. The BJP and its Andhra ally TDP have been sharing a sour relationship following the announcement of the Union Budget 2018-19. In a tit-for-tat action, the two BJP ministers in the Naidu government--K Srinivasa Rao and T Manikyala Rao--too quit their posts.
Source: dna March 08, 2018 17:48 UTC