Andhra Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has finally exited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s coalition.
The decision was made over the special status to his state Andhra Pradesh.
It was also informed that the TDP will also move a no-confidence motion against the government in parliament when rival party Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSR Congress has already moved one.
However, the BJP is appearing confident and would project it as an opportunity to grow in Andhra Pradesh.
The TDP has 16 members in the Lok Sabha and its pull-out does not threaten the ruling coalition.
Despite his resentment, he left a door open for reconciliation.
But the Jagan Reddy’s no-trust motion, which threatened to outdo him in Andhra’s deeply competitive politics ahead of state elections next year, is seen to have accelerated his exit.