BJP chief Amit Shah wrote a letter to Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu saying that his party's decision to quit National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over special status to Andhra Pradesh is both unfortunate as well as unilateral.
In a 9-page letter, the BJP president said that PM Modi has left no stone unturned in ensuring the growth and prosperity of the state. He added that it is the saffron party that has led the voice of safeguarding the welfare of the Telugu people in both the Telugu states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Hitting out at the Congress, Shah said the party not only mismanaged the bifurcation but also showed zero sensitivity towards the Telugu people. He added that the BJP is a genuine friend and true well-wisher of the people of the state.
The NDA government has more than doubled the extent of central assistance to Andhra Pradesh as compared to the total funds allocated in the previous five years.
The BJP president said that the party reiterates its commitment to the people of Andhra Pradesh and will steadfastly continue to work for the development of the state.
The TDP pulled out of the BJP-led alliance over the refusal to accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh and fulfil other commitments made at the time of state's division in 2014.