Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has claimed that the Centre was resorting to vendetta as the state has demanded that the assurances given at the time of the bifurcation should be implemented in the right earnest. He said the demands of the AP were justified and said that even neighboring Telangana CM is supporting the demand.

He said that he had joined hands with the BJP only because it has promised to fulfill the assurances given at the time of the bifurcation. Speaking at the Mahanadu, he said that though he had gone to Delhi for 29 times, the BJP government at the Centre did not accord special status to the state.

As a result, he was forced to come out of the party. He said the BJP has no intention to develop the country. It is only interested in publicity. He said the State Government was being forced to beg the banks for cash so that it can pay welfare pensions.