YSRCP not to contest RS elections

Hyderabad, Jan 23,
2014:  YSR Congress Party has decided not
to contest the RS elections as it has no requisite majority to get its candidate
elected to the Upper House.

In a press release
issued here on Thursday, party senior leader and political affairs committee
member Dr. M. V. Mysura Reddy said the party has taken the decision as it has
not enough number of MLAs to send its representative to the RS.

“Neither will our
legislators participate in the elections,” he said, adding, that putting up a
candidate for RS without enough strength is tantamount to indulging in politics
of conspiracy.

Mysura Reddy said three
political parties favouring bifurcation are indulging in such politics. “Congress fears that it will not get even the three seats if RS
elections are held after the assembly polls. Same is the case with TDP. Hence,
it is putting up two candidates for RS polls with a view to win the second seat
with the support of Congress, though it has not enough numbers to win the
second seat,” Mysura Reddy stated.

TRS is also putting up
its candidate with the support of Congress though it has no strength to
win, he said and added: “This is another proof that these parties are in
collusion and Congress is using the RS elections to divert the people’s attention. Congress has put pressure on Election Commission to conduct RS elections early for its political advantage”

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