K Chandrababu Naidu with Narendra Modi
K Chandrababu Naidu with Narendra ModiTwitter

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced the breakup of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the special status for the state and cried foul over the unavailability of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Naidu had been fighting for the special status since becoming the chief minister of the state. Of late, things were getting worse with some BJP leaders criticizing Naidu. Things did not seem to be getting any better, forcing him to call it quits.

Late on Wednesday, Naidu took to Twitter to announce his decision to walk out of the NDA alliance. In a series of tweets posted in English and Telugu, the AP CM said that he had been patiently waiting for a long time and that the Centre was not responding to his demands. 

So far, I was patience and I went to Delhi 29 times, asking for the justice. But there was no response from the centre. The time has come for hard decisions in the interest of the state.

We have difficulties with ourselves. I tried all the ways to get the justice. But the result did not come. That is why we have decided to resign two Union Ministers now.

Union Ministers Ashok Gajpatiraju and Sujana Choudhary will resign tomorrow morning after declaring the status quo. This decision is taken with a view to intimidating the state of justice in the Union Cabinet.

The Centre has been taking one sided decisions and our patience has run out now. When the purpose of joining the union cabinet hasn't been fulfilled, it's best to resign now.

I am not angry with anyone. This decision has been taken only to benefit the people of Andhra Pradesh.

I tried reaching out to the Prime Minister to inform him about our decision. But sadly, he was unavailable.

I tried to tell the Prime Minister about the resignation of Union Ministers as a senior political leader. But he was not available.

It's not politics to do here. We sacrifice for state. I have opposed the BJP for state interests. I have made a decision now that it will not go further.

It's a crucial time. We have to stand, we have to fight, we have to get it done.