Party prefers to adopt a wait and watch strategy

Even as more and more Congress MLAs gravitate towards former Kadapa MP, Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, virtually challenging the existence of the Kiran Kumar Reddy Government, the principal Opposition, the Telugu Desam Party, seems to be in no hurry to move a no confidence motion.

The TDP wants to wait for some more time for the conflicting views in the ruling party to crystallise before chalking out its own strategy, notwithstanding the taunts by the TRS and other parties. The TRS has accused the leader of the Opposition, N. Chandrababu Naidu, with failing in his primary duty by not thinking of moving such a motion when so many ruling party MLAs have moved away.

The BJP too has cautioned of the impending spell of Central rule.

Yanamala's take

That the TDP would prefer to adopt a wait and watch strategy for now was confirmed by two senior leaders on Thursday. TDP Polit Bureau member Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said his party did not favour President's Rule and wanted a strong government in place to resolve the problems faced by farmers and other sections.

Jagan factor

He said the party would not like to play into the hands of the Congress as it was using imposition of President's Rule as a weapon to keep the flock of MLAs together and not to take precipitate action. Apparently, the party wants to wait for the Congress high command's next move against the 21 MLAs who attended Mr. Jagan's protest fast in Delhi recently.

Own agenda

Reacting to the TRS criticism, another TDP leader, T. Devender Goud, said his party knew well how and when to take such decisions.

It had its own agenda and priorities and right now it was fighting for addressing the problems of farmers. “TRS cannot dictate to us what we have to do. We will act at the appropriate time.”

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