Andhra Pradesh (AP) state government is facing a lot of flak over withdrawing of general consent for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), a decision that was taken on November 3rd, but came to light recently. It is against Telugu Desam Party (TDP) culture to spring surprise decisions on masses. However, regarding the CBI issue, even party leaders were taken by surprise and thrown into defense. Though they reacted a bit late, the damage is done. Several other party leaders have strongly condemned the action, stating that TDP is afraid.