In what can be considered as a counter to the Congress, which tried to corner the BJP and TDP by bringing a private member's bill in the Rajya Sabha seeking special category status to Andhra Pradesh, the NDA government is learnt to have decided to adjourn the Upper House in Parliament sine die, a day ahead of May 13.
As Congress member KVP Ramachandra Rao's private member's bill was scheduled to be taken up for voting on Friday, the Centre is learnt to have made up its mind to adjourn the House on Thursday itself to not invite any uncomfortable situation either for the BJP or the TDP. The private member's bill, which was debated in the Rajya Sabha on May 4, was listed for further discussion and voting in the Upper House on May 13.
Against this backdrop, some TDP members in both the Houses of the Parliament on Wednesday tried to plead with the Centre one-more time to fulfil all promises made to the residuary AP during bifurcation. "Neither in the Finance Bill nor in the Union Budget has AP been given its due share - be it allocation of funds or fulfilling the assurances given on the floor of the House or implementation of the provisions of AP Reorganisation Act or releasing the revenue deficit. Hence, the onus of coming to the rescue of cash-starved AP lies with the Centre," TDP Rajya Sabha member C M Ramesh said.