Two BJP Ministers Resign From Andhra Cabinet After TDP
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The two TDP Ministers Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Sujana Chowdary who found their places in Central Cabinet have resigned their Ministries without any second thought. Following the orders of their Chief CBN, they moved their first pawn against the center.
Despite backing off from the alliance, the TDP Supreme Chandrababu Naidu arranged a press meet yesterday midnight in order to announce the resignations of these two Central Ministers. As a part of TDP’s protest against the Centre for not granting Special Category Status, CBN took this drastic decision depleting the relations between TDP and BJP. Ashok Gajapathi Raju served as the Aviation Minister while Sujana Chowdary handled the responsibilities of Science and Technology in the country. Actually, these two are supposed to resign in the early morning of today but PM Narendra Modi gave his appointment today evening. So these two Ministers met PM and handed over their call off letters.
Also here in the state, the BJP leaders who got a position in CBN’s cabinet too resigned their state Ministries. Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas and Endowment Minister Manikyala Rao resigned from State Cabinet and left TDP’s camp. Still, Naidu is very interested to continue his alliance with BJP by staying in NDA despite his rivalry with the Centre for AP’s future.