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Naidu meets Kejriwal to garner support for no-confidence vote

April 04, 2018 12:51 IST

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday met his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal as part of his efforts to mobilise support for the no-confidence motion moved by his party, the Telugu Desam Party, against the Centre, party leaders said.

The two leaders also discussed the special category status promised to the southern state.

“The Delhi chief minister said he would offer support to the TDP through members from his party in both houses of Parliament,” Telugu Desam Party’s Rajya Sabha MP C M Ramesh told reporters.

 

Delhi’s ruling party -- Aam Aadmi Party -- has four MPs in the Lok Sabha and three in the Rajya Sabha.

The TDP president is expected to meet Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal later in the afternoon, Ramesh added.

The TDP pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance last month after the Centre expressed its inability to grant SCS to Andhra Pradesh.

It also moved a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government over the issue.

The Andhra Pradesh chief minister, who arrived in the capital on Tuesday, has met leaders from different political parties to further his cause.

Naidu has met Congress’s Veerappa Moily, Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar and Harsimrat Kaur Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal. He also met National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, Trinamool Conference’s Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Communist Party of India’s D Raja, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s V Maitreyan, Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel and Samajwadi Party’s Ram Gopal Yadav.

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