Despite the crisis faced by the TDP in Telangana due to many top leaders and legislators switching loyalties to ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) over last three years, Naidu flew down to Hyderabad to address party's annual conclave to boost the morale of the party cadre.
Rao also said that in spite of several visits to New Delhi, the high court (of Judicature for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) is yet to be bifurcated.
After former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, BJP President Amit Shah also seems to have landed in a controversy reportedly for eating food prepared by non-Dalits at community lunches with Dalits during his visit to Telangana. As the president of national party, Shah can not utter such blatant lies during his three-day visit to the State and Nalgonda, he fumed.
Shah's visit comes a few days after the relations between the two allies turned somewhat strained when some TDP leaders criticised the BJP for allowing YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Former Union Minister D. Purandeswari, who is also the sister-in-law of TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, translated Shah's speech in Telugu.
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He said that Jan Sangh made a beginning with just 10 members and today BJP has become the world's biggest party with 11 crore members. He said that the special category status was not possible as the 14th Finance Commission had recommended against it and wanted the people to understand the difficulties.
He, however, claimed the NDA government found a way out by announcing special package for the state.
The two sides have sparred over a host of issues, particularly on the demand for special category status to the state and financial aid by the Centre.
He said only six or seven states in the country contributed funds to the Centre and Telangana was one of them; the rest were revenue-deficit states.