‘CM unleashing money power in elections’

It is part of TDP-Cong. deal: Vijaya Sai

Published - December 05, 2018 09:06 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM

YSRCP Rajya Sabha member V. Vijaya Sai Reddy addressing the media in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.

YSRCP Rajya Sabha member V. Vijaya Sai Reddy addressing the media in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.

YSRCP Rajya Sabha member and party secretary V. Vijaya Sai Reddy has accused the TDP and the Congress of reaching a ‘deal’ and alleged that huge amounts are being spent in the elections.

“Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has despatched ₹1,200 crore to Telangana and ₹500 crore each to Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Naidu has promised AICC president Rahul Gandhi to spend ₹5,000 crore as his share in the 2019 general selections,” Mr. Vijaya Sai Reddy alleged at a press conference here on Tuesday. “That’s why Mr. Naidu’s photograph is appearing big in the Congress’ advertisements,” he said.

Mr. Naidu lived up to his words in 2013, when he had stated that all corrupt people would join the Congress, Mr. Vijaya Sai Reddy said, and added that sending Revanth Reddy, a former TTDP leader, to the Congress was pre-planned.

The YSRCP leader wondered how Mr. Naidu, who had described those who switched loyalties to the TRS in Telangana as traitors, would justify luring of 23 YSRCP MLAs in Andhra Pradesh.

Mr. Vijaya Sai Reddy said the Jana Sena Party was also tilting towards the TDP.

Both the Congress and BJP had let down the people of AP, and the YSRCP would support the party that would fulfil the promise of according Special Category Status, he said.

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