Asks Congress cadre to expose ‘opportunistic politics’ of rival parties
Takes potshots at TDP for shifting its political stand
Wants all the 84 divisions in city in Congress kitty
HYDERABAD: Congress has decided to thoroughly expose “the opportunistic politics” of the Grand Alliance partners, particularly the Telugu Desam Party, in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections.
At a preparatory meeting of party leaders of GHMC limits here on Thursday, Dr. Reddy reportedly took potshots at the TDP for shifting its political stand within months of general elections.
He stated that in the general elections, all the alliance partners joined hands on the separate Telangana plank. Once the elections were over, the TDP was back to its old game of giving a burial to the pro-Telangana stand.
“It has dumped the TRS, its poll partner for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls, which only shows the TDP’s opportunistic politics,” he reportedly remarked. He is said to have told the party leaders that Congress should cross the 100 seat mark in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections. He pointed out that the Congress MLAs, who won in the GHMC limits, had 84 divisions in their jurisdiction.
“I want all the 84 divisions to go to the Congress kitty. If there is any difference, the local MLA will be held responsible,” he said.
Talking to reporters later, APCC president D. Srinivas said the Congress would go it alone in the GHMC elections slated shortly. “The Congress feels there is no necessity for an alliance with other parties as people are with the ruling party,” he noted.
Mr. Srinivas said a list of probable candidates would be suggested by the local leaders. A survey commissioned by the party would identify the best candidate.
The party has decided to appoint at least three observers for each Assembly constituency as six to seven divisions fall under one segment. Similarly, Ministers would also be roped for the poll work.
The meeting was attended by Ministers – P. Sabitha Indra Reddy, J. Geeta Reddy, Ponnala Lakshmaiah, M. Mukesh Goud and Danam Nagender and Secunderabad MP Anjan Kumar Yadav.