The debate on the no confidence motion moved by TRS-YSR Congress combine in the Assembly on Friday was perhaps one of the rare occasions during the period since 2004 that saw the ruling Congress sparing the main opposition TDP, which otherwise would have been a “no holds barred” affair.

Instead, it was the YSRC that was at the receiving end mostly and the TRS to some extent when Congress MLA K. Kannababu opposed the motion from the treasury benches. Interestingly, it was late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and his son Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy who were targeted the most by M. Narasimhulu who participated in the debate from TDP.

The YSRC was born out of a person’s thirst for the Chief Minister’s post while the TRS had germinated from political unemployment and displeasure of another person though the latter was wedded to the cause of Telangana, the demand for which was there since early 1950s, the Congress MLA said.

He was both sarcastic and unsparing in his remarks against YSRC when he said if somebody wants to join a political party that person would go to the party office concerned. However, those willing to join YSRC had no other way but to visit Chanchalguda prison to meet its president.

On the other hand, Mr. Kannababu showered praise on TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu indirectly for not backing the no confidence motion stating that his mindset had undergone a good change since he had gone on ‘padayatra’.