TDP not in power for waging SCS battle with Modi govt in 2019: Panabaka
Former union minister and TDP candidate for Tirupati by-election Panabaka Lakshmi said on Wednesday that the TDP would have been in power now if Chandrababu Naidu, who was chief minister from 2014-19, would not have fought for the Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh with the BJP-led NDA government. Panabaka indirectly said that the TDP suffered defeat in 2019 elections for having alliance with the Congress-led UPA government. “The TDP did not accept anything short of SCS from the Modi government,” she recalled. Chandrababu broke alliance with the NDA for not granting SCS to AP.