Alleging that YS Jagan Mohan Reddy wants to launch his own party as he was not offered the post of chief minister in the Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu has prophesied that Jagan may merge with or rejoin the Congress any time.
Addressing party workers at NTR Bhavan here yesterday, Naidu predicted that there would be no future for the Congress in the State. “Whenever elections are held in the state or in the country, the Congress is sure to lose power,” Naidu said.
Coming down heavily on the ‘corrupt rule’ of YS Rajasekhara Reddy and his son YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Naidu alleged that AICC president Sonia Gandhi encouraged corruption.
“Sonia Gandhi is in no mood to control corruption in the country. We have submitted proof on the Congress’ corruption in the state. Sonia did not take any action,” Naidu alleged.
“Sonia has compromised on corruption. She wants money. Every evening Sonia is busy counting tonnes of currency notes,” Naidu alleged.
The Congress was resorting to political machinations in the state. “It acquired the PRP to defeat the TDP. It is now planning to take over the TRS. But such gimmicks would not work. The TDP successfully overcame such manoeuvres, including the 1984 August crisis,” Naidu said.
The TDP was the only party which could help all sections of the people, Naidu said.
Former municipal chairman of Anantapur along with his followers today rejoined the TDP in the presence of Naidu.
Welcoming them, Naidu said that the TDP would be further strengthened in Anantapur district.
J group hand in glove with Cong: TD
HYDERABAD: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) yesterday alleged that YS Jagan’s group had colluded with the Congress in the MLC elections and that was why it was supporting Congress candidates in Kurnool and Anantapur districts.Speaking to reporters here yesterday, TDP MLA M Linga Reddy alleged that the voters belonging to the Jagan’s group were supporting the Congress candidates. He refuted the allegations levelled by the Jagan group that the TDP had colluded with the Congress in Kadapa district.
The TDP would abstain from voting in Srikakulam, Hyderabad and Kadapa where there were no party candidates in the fray, he explained.