VIJAYAWADA: Terming the notice for no-confidence motion moved by the TDP against the Centre a ‘drama’, Opposition YSRC has said the TDP and BJP are still “partners” even as they officially snapped their ties.
Former YSRC MP YV Subba Reddy, one among the five MPs who had resigned from the Lok Sabha over denial of special category status and non-implementation of the AP Reorganisation Act, said in New Delhi, “We have given 13 notices of no-confidence motion against the NDA government during the budget session, but all of them were disallowed.
The TDP, on the other hand, issued the notice on the first day of the monsoon session and it was allowed and will come up for discussion on Friday. This clearly shows that there is clandestine understanding between the TDP and BJP even as they have officially snapped their ties.’’ Subba Reddy, however, said both the parties should tell the people why they failed to implement the provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act in the last four years.
He said the TDP should explain as to why it agreed for special package when it was in NDA government and is now talking about special category status after snapping ties with the BJP.
“Both the parties have cheated the people of AP. It is only the YSRC which fought for SCS and kept the issue alive with the resignation of MPs,’’ the former MP from Ongole said.
Subba Reddy, along with the other four resigned YSRC MPs, staged a protest outside Parliament. The MPs said they will continue their protest till the end of the session.
In Vijayawada, YSRC spokesperson Ambati Rambabu said the drama unfolded on the first day of the monsoon session itself with the NCM being allowed for discussion. “All our 13 NCMs were not taken up,’’ he recalled.
Rambabu alleged that a media person close to the TDP held discussions with the BJP leadership recently, which led to the NCM drama. “The most unfortunate thing is that an MP, who defected to the TDP and against whom a disqualification petition is pending, was called on behalf of the YSRC for the meeting ahead of the monsoon session,’’ Rambabu said.
He alleged that the TDP MPs have lodged a complaint against the resigned MPs of YSRC who were staging a protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament building.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee chief N Raghuveera Reddy, in a press release on Wednesday, said that the TDP government had committed a ‘historical blunder’ by accepting special package in lieu of SCS. He alleged that the State was denied SCS as the TDP and YSRC supported the BJP in the last four years,’’ he said.
Welcoming the admission of the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, BJP MLA P Vishnu Kumar Raju said that it was an opportunity for the Centre to let the public know about the assistance it extended to AP.
“By using this chance, we will expose the allegations of the TDP,” he said.