Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu will meet a host of leaders of national parties in New Delhi on Saturday to muster support for his party's struggle against Maharashtra over the construction of illegal irrigation projects on river Godavari.
The politburo of TDP which met here in two sessions today, under the chairmanship of Chandrababu, decided to seek the support of national parties on the illegal projects issue.
The TDP delegation led by Chandrababu, which is scheduled to attend an all-party meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at 5 pm on July 26, will leave for New Delhi tomorrow morning and meet leaders like Prakash Karat, A B Bardhan, Ajit Singh, Sharad Yadav and others, party sources said.
"Chandrababu will explain the national leaders about Babhli and 13 other irrigation projects being constructed by Maharashtra illegally on Godavari in violation of the Supreme Court order and without necessary clearances from the Central Water Commission.
He will also brief them about the inhuman treatment meted out to the TDP legislators by the Maharashtra government during their 'illegal confinement' for five days last week," the sources added.
Meanwhile, the TDP is particular that at least four of five of its leaders, including Chandrababu, be allowed to meet the Prime Minister with the all-party delegation. The state government, citing a specific directive from the Prime Minister's Office, said only one representative from each party would be allowed to be part of the all-party delegation.
If the PMO doesn't concede his demand, Chandrababu will be the sole representative of TDP at the all-party meeting with the Prime Minister, party sources said. PTI