Hyderabad, Feb.7 (NSS): Welcoming the PRP’s merger in the Congress party, the former Chief Minister Mr K Rosaiah said that it was not correct to link the merger with bifurcation of the State. He said that Mr Chiranjeevi made it clear that he would abide by the decision of Congress party high command on any issue, particularly Telangana. He opined that the Congress party would be strengthened further with the new development.
Speaking to the media after paying tributes to the former PCC Chief Mr Mallu Anantharamulu on the occasion of his 21st death anniversary on Monday, Mr Rosaiah said that yesterday’s development had turned the scene of State politics. He said that Mr Chiranjeevi announced his party’s merger in the Congress in a decent manner saying that he and his men were not expecting any positions and there were no pre-conditions in the merger. He opined that some of the MLAs who were not happy with Mr Chiranjeevi’s decision, might take personal decisions.
He opined that the former MP Mr YS Jagan Mohan Reddy left the party with the feeling of his non-existence in the Congress party with his own ideas. Joining the party and leaving the party were very common in the Congress party, he said and added that late Prof. Ranga and Prakasham Panthulu too left the party and they came back into party fold later.
Some of the forces were trying to destabilize the nation; he said and added that it was not possible to achieve national stability because the UPA government was a mixture of different political parties. He said that the Congress party will try to develop the nation and bring stability to the nation when it comes in to power on its own.
Refusing to answer on Mr Chiranjeevi’s comments on corruption during late DR YSR’s rule, the former Chief Minister said that he would respond on it only after knowing the full text. He stated that the Congress may not attract the 18 percent of the PRP’s vote bank but the merger had brought certain psychological change in the State.
Responding to a query, Mr Rosaiah said he would have responded whether the TRS Chief Mr KCR joins hands with the Congress party or not, if he had information on the issue.
The PCC general secretary Mr G Niranjan, PCC vice-president Mr Madasu Gangadharam and MLC Mr Rudraraju Padmaraju were also present. (NSS)