Motkupally Narasimhulu also said that the future of the TDP in Telangana was bleak, unless drastic steps were taken.

Senior Telangana TDP leader lashes out at party chief Naidu calls him anti-Dalit
news Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 08:14

Senior Telangana TDP leader Motkupally Narasimhulu on Friday lashed out at party supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrbabu Naidu and alleged that there was a conspiracy to remove him from the party.

Narasimhulu didn't attend the TDP's 'Mahanadu' in Hyderabad and also said that he was being insulted and sidelined because he was a Dalit, as Naidu had not given him five minutes even though he spent close to 30 years in the party.

Terming the chief minister 'anti-Dalit', Narasimhulu told reporters, ‘’I have worked hard for TDP and it took a toll on my health. Yet, I was ignored for Mahanadu and was not invited."

He also remarked that Naidu barely visited Telangana after he had shifted his base to Amaravati.

“I took blows for Naidu, I have trusted him. If he comes to here once in six months what is the situation of party workers?” he asked.

He also said that the future of the TDP in Telangana was bleak, unless drastic steps were taken.

In January this year, Narasimhulu triggered a controversy after he suggested that the Telangana unit of the party should “merge with the TRS”.

The leader was speaking to mediapersons on the occasion of the 22nd death anniversary of former Chief Minister and TDP founder NT Rama Rao.

“The TDP in Telangana is in dire straits today. I will also say that there is a need to come out of this trouble, so that we can go forward and save the party. People are saying that the TDP in Telangana is getting dissolved by the day, and this is troubling me. Even if one thinks about mitigating it, no one seems ready to salvage it. This also is painful to me,” Narasimhulu said.

“Telangana Chief Minister KCR was also from our party only. Many ministers in the cabinet have worked under Naidu at one point...I think that Naidu and KCR should be like brothers and merge the Telangana unit of the TDP into the TRS,” he added.

Meanwhile, arguing for the merger, Narasimhulu also said, “It is better than the shame of going extinct. Chandrababu Naidu will get a good name if he helps the alliance, as a person who helped his friend.”

“I’m not saying this with any political motive. No matter who the political leaders are, we should merge into the TRS, so that people in Telangana and Andhra can live peacefully and co-exist,” he concluded.


Read: ‘Telangana TDP should merge with TRS’: Senior leader triggers controversy



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