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         Tags: chandrababu naidu, modi, AP special status,

NEW DELHI: The two TDP ministers - Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Y S Chowdhary –who were yesterday instructed by CM Chandrababu Naidu to quit the Union government over the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh, today tendered their resignation to PM Narendra Modi, citing "unavoidable circumstances," as reported by TOI.

The two ministers held a press conference after meeting PM Modi and said that their resignation doesn't mean they are quitting NDA.

"We will continue to be a part of the NDA but not take up any ministerial positions. I don't think there is anything wrong in that," said Chowdhary.

Likening the decision to an unfortunate divorce, Chowdary, the Union minister of state for science and technology, said he and Raju, Union civil aviation minister, would continue to work as parliamentarians for Andhra Pradesh.

"We will be happy when marriages happen, not when divorces happen. It is not a good move, but unfortunately due to unavoidable circumstances we had to take this move. We are stepping down as ministers, but our president has said we will be continuing as part of NDA," Chowdhary told reporters.

Noting that he and Raju would continue to work in their personal capacities as parliamentarians and exert pressure to achieve their demand, Chowdhary said, "All parliament members will work for this. We hope we will succeed in getting special status..."

Asked about Congress president Rahul Gandhi's offer of giving special status to Andhra Pradesh if the party came to power, Chowdhary said it was a hypothetical situation.

According to Raju, "The division was done unscientifically, this is told today by even those who did it. And it needs corrective action. That is what we are requesting now."

The minister's resignation came following talks between PM Modi and TDP chief Naidu, where the latter explained to the PM reasons leading to central ministers’ resignation and TDP withdrawing from Union Government, according to ANI.

"Our ministers in central cabinet and BJP ministers in our cabinet have resigned. However, these ministers worked well in the state. They brought considerable reforms in their departments. I thank them for their services," Chandrababu Naidu said in the state Assembly today following news of the BJP ministers' resignations.

Yesterday, CM Naidu held a meeting with his party lawmakers where a decision was taken that TDP will no longer be a part of the BJP-led Union government and its two ministers will tender their resignation.

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