TDP asked to come clear on no-trust move

, February 8, 2013: YSR Congress has demanded the main opposition TDP to be
categorical about its stand on moving the no confidence motion against the
State Government instead of treading the ambiguous path by evading a direct
reply on the issue.

“Naidu has been skirting the issue on flimsy grounds and has been
maintaining double standards by criticising the government on one hand and
asking other parties as to why don’t you move the no trust move. As TDP is the
main opposition party and has numbers in a single block, unlike other parties,
it is the bounden duty of TDP to demand the Government to prove its majority,”
party MLA G Srikanth Reddy told reporters here on Friday.

Chandrababu Naidu maintaining that he will move the no trust motion at
an appropriate time has lost its meaning with his reluctance to act even after
the Congress President himself has announced that nine MLAs are expelled from
the party.

 “The TDP leader can openly tell that he has no intention to move the no
trust vote as he has an understanding with Congress instead of asking us to
move the motion. We do not have enough numbers and TDP is a single block which
has the required numbers,” he said.   

 Taking objection to the TDP leader resorting to personal attacks, he
said, such unruly behavior only speaks of the bankruptcy of political ideology.
“He has been targeting YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and his family members during the
padayatra instead of highlighting the failures of the State government.”

 Chandrababu Naidu talking about waiver of loans has no meaning as he was
never serious on farmers’ issues while he was in power for nine years.

 Training his guns on Congress, Srikanth Reddy said, the ruling party has
been blowing its own trumpet on success of the heavily rigged cooperative polls
which were held on non-party basis. “The results do not reflect the mandate of
people and it will be known only in direct elections. We throw the gauntlet to
Congress to face party-based elections which will be a measure of people’s
mandate,” he said.

While farmers are pushed to a tight corner with the steep increase in
fertilizer rates, high power tariff and heavy power cuts, Congress claiming
that it has full support of farmers is absurd, he said.

On the allegations against Sharmila by TDP leaders, he said, “they can
stoop to such low levels to hurl baseless allegations against a person getting
immense popularity and we cannot reach their level to hit back or answer them.”

 He also preferred not to comment on BJP’s charges as “the strings are
being pulled by someone else. After our leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has
announced that he will not have any tie-up with communal parties, BJP is being
used by some vested interests and old allies to level false charges against YSR
family members,” he said. 

TDP has the history of sailing with BJP and we made it clear that we are
secular in character and in spirit. The charges being leveled by BJP leaders
have no basis and do not merit an explanation, he said.  

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