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Joke Called ‘Special Package’

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s act of threatening the Bharatiya Janata Party around the time of the Budget only to beat a hasty retreat reminds one of his counterparts in Bihar and West Bengal who have been harking after a ‘special package’ for their respective States for donkey’s years — never to be […]

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TDP, YSRCP demand special package for AP

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha today saw lawmakers of the Telegu Desam Party and the YSR Congress, both arch- rivals in Andhra Pradesh, coming together to demand concessions for their state. Vociferous protests by members of NDA ally Telugu Desam Party today forced brief adjournment of Lok Sabha proceedings as they demanded a special package […]

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TDP not to break alliance with BJP

Amaravati: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today said it will not snap ties with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The assertion comes amid speculation that the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh might rethink its ties with the BJP in view of its disappointment over allocation of funds to the state in the Union Budget. “The […]

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Rahul only alternative to Modi: Cong

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi is the only alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said today as he emphasised that “unity of opposition” would bring forth a “wave of change” in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Surjewala said there were two models today one represented by Modi, and the other by the […]

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AP CM refuses to talk on TDP-BJP spats

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, refusing to be drawn into a duel with ally BJP, today said he would speak out if, and when, the latter did not want to continue with the alliance. Naidu was responding to a question on the critical remarks made by some BJP leaders against his government over […]