“Telugu people would never forget how the Centre had deceived them and they will teach them a lesson in the upcoming elections,” the Deputy CM said.

Will quit politics if BJP wins a single seat AP Dy CM Krishnamurthys challengeFacebook/KE Krishnamurthy
news Politics Monday, July 23, 2018 - 15:48

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishnamurthy challenged the Bharatiya Janata Party that he will quit politics if the party wins even a single seat in 2019 polls in AP.

The Deputy CM, who was felicitated by the Association of Sub-Registrars in Tirupati for giving promotions to nearly 210 junior assistants, spoke to media on the sidelines of the event. Krishnamurthy asserted, “BJP will not win even a single seat in Andhra Pradesh, if it wins, I’ll quit politics.”

“None other than the Prime Minister accusing the TDP of taking a U-turn (on Special Category Status) is really disappointing. It was the Prime Minister who took a U-turn, not us. Telugu people would never forget how the Centre had deceived them and they will teach them a lesson in the upcoming elections,” the Deputy CM said.

The Deputy CM was referring to the statement made by PM Narendra Modi during the no-confidence motion debate which took place in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The motion was moved by the TDP.

In the debate, the PM accused the TDP of taking a U-turn on the SCS in view of the upcoming elections, and the tough competition given by the opposition party, YSRCP.

Krishnamurthy also took the opportunity to attack the YSRCP, along with TDP’s former ally Pawan Kalyan, who has been accusing the Telugu Desam Party of being as culpable as the BJP for denying Special Category Status to AP.

He said that the Andhra opposition leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy has been running away from a debate. The YSRCP has been boycotting the Assembly sessions, and the party chief, Jaganmohan Reddy is on a 3000 km Praja Sankalpa yatra to win the 2019 elections.

 “When we call for a debate in Assembly, Jagan flees, and Pawan Kalyan on the other hand keeps tweeting. They don’t debate and discuss at a proper platform like the Assembly,” the Deputy CM said.

He said that people would not believe the leaders who fled from the debate.

 

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