TDP Leaders launched attack on YSR Congress Party soon after it set March 6th as the deadline for Centre to accept the demands. Responding on the willingness of YCP MPs to sacrifice their posts for AP, TDP MP Konakalla Narayana questioned: 'Those who can't hold placards in front of Modi would submit resignations? How could people believe such statements?'.
JC Diwakar Reddy described the announcement of YS Jagan as nothing but drama. He went on to say two months time will be taken for the approval of resignations.
Whereas, YCP Leader Botsa Satyanarayana made it clear development of AP is possible only with Special Status. 'The whole country will be understanding the situation and backs AP after the resignation of YCP MPs. Few days ago, TDP MPs demanded YCP to submit resignations if we have guts. When we are ready to do so, How could they call it a drama? Why TDP Leaders have been changing statements as per their convenience? What did TDP MPs achieve to conduct rallies and accept felicitations? Why didn't Chandrababu step out since Union Budget was presented? For YCP, People's Welfare is the main priority not Elections,' he asserted.
To the question if MLAs would resign after MPs, The Former Minister said the action plan depends on how Centre responds to the demands.
When quizzed about Pawan Kalyan, Botsa maintained YCP wouldn't mind welcoming anybody who fights for Special Status. He threw the ball in PK's court by saying Jana Sena need to decide whether it's still an alliance partner of TDP or not.