“After enjoying power with the BJP for four years and amassing lot of wealth, now Naidu is trying to hoodwink the people," Roja alleged.

Andhra CM looking to ally with Congress TDP must be voted out YSRCP MLA RojaFile photo: Nitin B
news Politics Monday, August 27, 2018 - 07:32

YSRCP MLA RK Roja on Sunday lashed out at the ruling TDP government in Andhra Pradesh and said that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was now attempting to forge an 'unholy' alliance with the Congress.

“After enjoying power with the BJP for four years and amassing lot of wealth, now he is trying to hoodwink the people by organising Dharma Porata Deeksha. The people are observing everything and they have come to a conclusion to revive Rajanna Rajyam (YSR rule) by putting an end to the misrule of Naidu,” she told reporters.

Roja was participating in the Praja Sankalpa Yatra undertaken by YSRCP President YS Jaganmohan Reddy on the eve of Raksha Bandhan.

Questioning women safety under TDP's rule, Roja also said, "“The culprits in Rishiteswari murder are not booked so far. Nor in the case of Sandhyarani and more recently Silpa, who committed suicide. When MRO Vanajakshi was assaulted by TDP legislator Chintamaneni Prabhakar, Naidu intervened only to ‘settle’ the issue. When I questioned the involvement of TDP MLAs in Vijayawada sex racket, I was suspended from the house." 

This comes days after Naidu reportedly pulled up two senior ministers in his Cabinet for adding fuel to the speculations that TDP may join hands with the Congress to contest the upcoming polls.

Naidu is reported to have warned Roads and Buildings Minister Ayyanna Patrudu and Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishnamurthy against getting carried away by reports in the media. 

"Being senior leaders in the party, how can the two leaders forget the fact that any decision on electoral alliances will be taken before elections and that too after discussing in the party Politburo," the CM was quoted as saying. 

Patrudu, responding to reporters at Narsipatnam earlier this month, had said that the TDP was not interested in allying with the Congress, adding that he would 'oppose the move tooth and nail' even if that was the case.  

In June this year, the Deputy CM went one step further, saying that he was ready to hang himself if the two parties formed an alliance.

Talking to reporters in Kurnool, Krishnamurthy ruled out any alliance with Congress. "This is a decision taken by the party. If it happens, I am ready to hang myself," said the TDP leader.



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