HYDERABAD: The Congress party has asked the Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu to tender an unconditional apology to Lok Sabha members for his allegation that attempts were on to lure them to support the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in the trust vote in Lok Sabha on July 22.
At a press conference here on Tuesday, Finance Minister K. Rosaiah termed Mr. Naidu’s comment as ‘highly objectionable’ and said if he had any proof, it would be better for him to expose those responsible for this directly instead of levelling wild charges against the MPs.
Confident of win
He exuded confidence that the Congress would win the trust vote despite the Left parties, the BJP and other political parties deciding to vote against the UPA government. He said there was no need for the Congress to be desperate and resort to horse trading.
Mr. Rosaiah said the TDP president was trying to divert the people’s attention, as he was unable to tackle the crisis in his party as well as the disintegration of the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA).
He also took a dig at the spate of promises being made by the TDp president during his ‘Mee Kosam’ yatra and wondered why such thoughts did not occur to him when he was the Chief Minister for nine years.