ANDHRA PRADESH

‘Congress will come back to power’

Staff Reporter

Alliance between TDP and Left parties ‘unholy’: Ponnala



‘TDP and Left parties have nothing to offer’

They are morally bankrupt and confused: Ponnala



WARANGAL: Describing the alliance between the TDP and the Left parties an unholy, Major Irrigation Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah said on Wednesday that the Congress would come back to power in the State.

The opposition parties had come together only to defeat the Congress as they had nothing to offer to the people. Instead of coming out with better schemes and welfare measures for the people, the parties assert that they would unseat the Congress from power, he remarked. “The parties are morally bankrupt and are in utter confusion. The promises being made by TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu are false and hypocritical,” the Minister said.

‘Hoodwinking people’

The Left parties, which criticised Mr. Naidu as an agent of World Bank have now joined hands with him. The TDP, which criticised Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s free power promise as impractical, was now making the same promise.

Both the TDP and the Left party leaders appear to be in desperation to come back to power by hoodwinking people.

Referring to separate Telangana, Mr. Lakshmaiah sought to know why the TRS was joining hands with the grand alliance when the CPI (M) strongly opposed it. He also wanted to know why it distanced itself from the Congress when the latter agreed for second SRC paving way for separate Telangana. “Chandrasekhar Rao should explain when four parties within the alliance differed on Telangana, how one could arrive at a consensus easily within the UPA which comprises so many parties,” Mr. Lakshmaiah asked.

The Minister said they abide by their stand on Telangana and they had every right to seek vote as they did a lot for the region. The number of seats being bargained by the TRS itself indicates that it felt it was not strong in Telangana which was a fact too.

Mr. Lakshmaiah said Praja Rajyam leader Chiranjeevi lacked clarity on issues. The party leaders were banking on cine glamour which would not secure them votes. The leaders should stop dreaming about coming to power, he advised.

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