Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator, Gouthu Syam Sunder Sivaji, became emotional and fought back tears, at a press meet. Stating that it is essential to protect the party, he said that Chandrababu has distanced himself from him, after denying him minister's post. He should have consulted the party leaders and activists, before taking any decision, he said. Syam Sunder is the son of veteran political leader, Gouthu Latchanna. Wiping tears, he said that it is necessary to strengthen the party which is disintegrating.