The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has announced that it will table a no confidence motion against the Congress government in the upcoming budget session of Assembly from February 17 and dared the Telugu Desam to support it.

It hurled this challenge at the TDP in the wake of its recent offensive that TRS had become the “branch office” of Congress. Although the TRS does not have numbers required to serve the notice of no confidence, the move is aimed at attacking the government as well as to corner the TDP.

The TRS had a strength of just 11 members in the 294-member Assembly and requires the support of 19 others to serve a notice of no confidence. A no confidence motion requires the support of one-tenth (30) of the members to be placed in the House for a discussion.

Addressing a press conference after a meeting of the TRS' State executive here on Friday, party president K. Chandrasekhar Rao said TDP must either accept the challenge or take the title of “branch office” itself. “It will be proved which party is in collusion with the Congress if the TDP does not join the TRS in serving the notice of no confidence,” he added.

Condemning the campaign against TRS that it would merge with Congress much like the Praja Rajyam, Mr. Rao targeted the TDP and a section of media for unleashing it. He said the TDP was in fact the branch office of Congress as it failed to move the no confidence motion against the government despite having numbers. Hence, the TRS had decided to take the lead now. He demanded the TDP to come clean by ensuring that the motion did not fizzle out.

The TRS chief earlier presided over the party's executive meeting which endorsed the programme of non-cooperation to be launched by Telangana JAC. As a constituent of JAC, he said the TRS would carry out the programme as finalised.

He assured that it would be a great success.

The meeting adopted resolutions condemning police highhandedness against Telangana supporters during Rachabanda programme.