No-trust move during monsoon session, says Mysoora Reddy

Telugu Desam Party leaders E. Peddi Reddy and L. Ramana have asked suspended party leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy to tell the people whether his aim was to achieve Telangana, malign the party or whether he had any other hidden agenda.

Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of ‘Mahanadu' here on Saturday, the TDP leaders said their party was never wayward on the issue of Telangana. It was the TDP that adopted a resolution in favour of statehood to Telangana in 2008, presented a clear stand to the UPA sub-committee headed by Pranab Mukherjee, and later reiterated the same at the all-party meeting held in the first week of December 2009.

It was the responsibility of Dr. Reddy to explain why he changed his mind after defending the TDP's stand during the protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. There was no shift in the party stand during the last 2-3 months but Dr. Reddy had started speaking in a different tone, they noted.

Satirical speech

Meanwhile, a satirical speech by Gopal Reddy, a mandal-level party leader from Medak district, on the Telangana issue had enlivened the drab proceedings that were marked by one lengthy speech after another. Another party leader, Motkupalli Narasimhulu, targeted Dr. Reddy and asserted that they would agitate for Telangana under the party flag itself.

Earlier, about a dozen TRS activists staged a protest outside the Mahanadu venue demanding passage of a resolution on Telangana. Police arrested and took them away.

The TDP will move a no-confidence motion against the Congress government during the monsoon session of the Assembly as the government had failed on the issue of farmers' problems, according to M.V. Mysoora Reddy, MP and Polit Bureau member.

Speaking to mediapersons, Dr. Mysoora Reddy said that as an able Opposition, the TDP was well aware of the procedures on when and how to move a no-confidence motion and did not require advice from others, particularly YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.

The TDP leader dared the leader of the fledgling party to topple the government if he had the capacity and numbers. Though the YSR Congress did not have the numbers, his group of MLAs could approach the Governor with a letter citing lack of confidence in the Congress government. The Governor would automatically call for floor test, he explained.

Jagan draws flak

Dr. Mysoora Reddy alleged that Mr. Jagan was speaking only out of his thirst for power. Even with the support of 90 legislators of TDP, the government could not be pulled down, he said.

The only way was to make his supporters in the government withdraw support to Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.