The Telugu Desam Party is bearing the brunt of its decision to come out of the National Democratic Alliance led by Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre.Ever since the TDP snapped its ties with the BJP and its president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu started attacking the Centre in general and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in particular, the TDP leaders, including MPs, have become insignificant in Delhi. Nobody in the Central government is caring for the TDP.
On Thursday, the TDP MPs faced a humiliation of sorts when they sought an appointment with the Prime Minister, to discuss the issue of steel plant at Kadapa for which their Rajya Sabha MP C M Ramesh has been on a hunger strike for the last nine days. They were hoping to get at least a five minutes’ appointment to submit a memorandum.However, to their utter humiliation, Modi refused to see the TDP MPs and they were told the Prime Minister was too busy to meet anybody.
However, it was only on Wednesday that he gave sufficient time to Telangana Rashtra Samithi minister K T Rama Rao to represent a similar demand – steel plant at Bayyaram.It clearly shows that Modi is clearly unwilling to meet the TDP MPs and entertaining their demand. It was nothing but natural for Modi to react in that manner, as the TDP MPs have been attacking him day in and day out.
Having no other option, the MPs are now planning to meet Union minister for steel Birendra Singh again in the evening and submit a letter written by Naidu on the Kadapa steel plant issue.