TRS-BJP pact exposed during no-confidence motion debate: Congress

Congress leaders say that by abstaining from no-trust vote in the Lok Sabha, the TRS had proved that it was BJP’s B-team and was supporting Modi’s policies.

Published: 22nd July 2018 06:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2018 06:23 AM   |  A+A-

Congress leaders Uttam Kumar Reddy and Revanth Reddy getting ready to address the press conference, in Hyderabad on Saturday | Sathya Keerthi

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy said the stand taken by the TRS during the debate held on the no-trust motion in Lok Sabha against the Narendra Modi government on Friday had exposed the fact that “Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was an agent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP.” 
“TRS abstaining from no-trust vote exposed that they are hand in glove with BJP. They have wasted a good opportunity to take the Union government to task. PM Modi’s praise of TRS government despite its failures reaffirms what we have been repeatedly saying - TRS is the BJP’s B-Team. The secret friendship between KCR and Modi has been uncovered now,” Uttam commented. 

Interacting with media persons here on Saturday, accompanied by A Revanth Reddy, the TPCC chief claimed that TRS MPs had completely failed to question the Central government about the unfulfilled promises made to the State during bifurcation of the erstwhile united state. “CM KCR has supported all decisions so far taken by PM Modi, right from demonetisation of big currency notes. KCR’s tacit friendship with the BJP continued even during the debate on the no-trust motion in Lok Sabha,” Uttam criticised.

“Why have the TRS members in Lok Sabha not voted for the no-trust motion against Modi government? What happened to the open threats earlier issued by KCR to the Centre that if the Union government doesn’t enhance quota of reservations to Muslims, the TRS will wage a war against it? The way TRS preferred to go soft against the Modi government during the debate in Lok Sabha clearly proves the point that KCR is very much afraid of Modi,” the TPCC chief attacked.

Uttam praises TDP
Further indicating that Congress party and TDP were coming closer to each other with each passing day in the run-up to the next general polls, Uttam asked the people of Andhra Pradesh to try to know which political party was working against their interests.“KCR should learn lessons from the TDP, which moved no-trust motion against Modi government in order to get its pound of flesh from Delhi. While TDP questioned Modi vociferously, TRS has wholeheartedly backed the Central government during the debate in Lok Sabha. Why has TRS MP K Kavitha, who had earlier several times openly sought special category status to AP, not backed the same demand in the Lok Sabha on Friday?” he questioned.

In another press meet, Congress leader Mohammed Ali Shabbir wanted to know why the TRS did not take an aggressive posture against the NDA government in Lok Sabha during debate on non-fulfilment of bifurcation promises. “TRS has missed a chance to corner the Modi government,” he said.

Hugging the PM shows Rahul’s simplicity: Uttam
Commenting on AICC president Rahul Gandhi’s act of hugging PM Modi and winking in the Lok Sabha during debate on no-trust vote, IT Minister KT Rama Rao tweeted, “Looks like I missed watching some major drama; Hugs, winks, rhetoric etc.” Replying to this, TPCC chief Uttam said, “The PM may have won the Trust Vote, but our dear Congress President has won the love, admiration & trust of millions of Indians with his grace, humility & an extremely sharp rebuttal of the govt’s policies which have endangered the very idea of India. Rahul hugging the PM only shows the AICC president’s simplicity.”


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