The BJP President, in his letter, wrote, "We were looking at TDP as our partner in the progress of the people of the Andhra Pradesh".
The state cabinet had recently chose to recommend to the Centre to accord religious minority status to Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats, in a move seen as an attempt to chip away at the BJP's strong Lingayat voter base. "What justice has the Centre done to Andhra Pradesh?" They're trying to say the Andhra Pradesh government is incapable.
Reacting to the letter, the TDP president accused Mr Shah of spreading lies.
It is widely known that the Union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left no stone unturned in ensuring the growth and prosperity of Andhra Pradesh, he said. Besides two representatives from all the major political parties, Chandrababu has also invited the representatives from the Pratyekha Hoda Sadhana Samithi, employees, student and journalist JACs to fight against BJP. Our government has good GDP (growth), agriculture and many national awards. Does that not show that Modi Government has been sensitive to the needs of the state?' he said. YSRCP MP Vijay Sai Reddy said, "We want that all 25 MPs from AP resign together so that Parliament is forced to react to our demand".
Mr Rao said the TDP chief has written a letter to Mr Shah when he quit NDA, but 'we are stating the facts and figures which can not be contradicted'.
He also held a massive roadshow in Shivamogga, where he launched the state BJP's "Karunadu Jagruti Yatre' - a rally to awaken the electorate of Karnataka against the "misrule" of the Siddaramaiah government". The Chief Minister had taken the decision of holding an all party meeting as the debate likely to be taken up in the Parliament, if the No Confidence Motion is allowed.
Upset over the Centre's stand that it can not grant special category status to the state, the TDP broke its four-year ties with the BJP and has now moved a no confidence motion against the Modi government in Lok Sabha.