Telugu Desam Party has dared Secondary Education Minister Kolusu Parthasarathy to contest on Congress ticket from Penamaluru constituency in the 2014 general elections.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, TDP State secretary Gottipati Ramakrishna Prasad said that the Congress leaders were ‘taking shelter’ under Rachabanda programme.

Hitherto, the Congress MPs and MLAs could not show their faces to the public as the Samaikyandhra agitation was at its peak and people were vexed with their dubious silence and doublespeak on division of the State.

Referring to Rachabanda programme, the TDP leader said that it was a damp squib.