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Congress behind Jagan’s latest drama, says Naidu

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“Ruling party’s game plan is to deepen the divideamong the Telugus’

N. Chandrababu Naidu
N. Chandrababu Naidu

Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said the public meeting being planned by the YSR Congress here was at the behest of the Congress to provoke and divide the people of the State further and get political mileage.

Coming as it were, soon after a similar meeting organised by the TRS, it was clear that the Congress’ game plan was to deepen the differences among Telugus, using TRS and YSRC, instead of addressing the concerns being raised by people, Mr. Naidu said at a press conference here.

“The YSRC leader, Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, is using the mask of Samaikyandhra to hasten the bifurcation of the State as part of the deal with the Congress for his bail,” he said. Both the TRS and the YSRC have become puppets in the hands of the Congress and dancing to the latter’s tunes. Both these parties scrupulously avoid criticising the Congress but keep targeting the TDP. In turn, Congress leaders like Digvijay Singh have time and again reciprocated by asserting that both these parties were its natural allies and would merge, the TRS before the 2014 elections and the YSRC post-elections.

Rally planned

It was in this context that his party too would plan a rally in Hyderabad to expose the trio, Congress, TRS and YSRCP and demand that the Congress resolve the concerns being expressed by the people over bifurcation. He would highlight this during his “Atma gaurava yatra” to be revived from October 7.

Mr. Naidu did not give much credence to Mr. Jagan gravitating towards the BJP and dismissed it as a “drama”. But when he was questioned about his own party’s relations with the BJP and whether he planned to bring the saffron party and Left parties against the Congress-led UPA Government in the next elections, he was evasive. “We are still studying the political situation”, he added.

Responding to a related question, he said he would be sharing platform with Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi in Delhi tomorrow but it was apolitical in nature with the subject for discussion being accountability in governance, mainly intended to benefit students.


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