Congress extends friendly hand to TDP!

It is now official. The Congress party has officially extended a friendly hand to the Telugu Desam Party for an alliance in Telangana for the forthcoming assembly elections.Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt N Uttam Kumar Reddy said there would be alliances with the TDP. “We shall work out it soon,” he said, after the PCC executive committee meeting held at Gandhi Bhavan on Friday.

The PCC constituted a three-member committee comprising A Revanth Reddy, Madhu Yashki Goud and Bosu Babu to negotiate with the TDP.Since Revanth was in TDP till recently and is still considered to be a plant of TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu in the Congress, the alliance talks could be smoother, sources said.Soon after the dissolution of the Telangana assembly by chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao, sounding the bugle for early elections, Telangana TDP leaders rushed to Amaravati to hold talks with Naidu.

He told them that the party would consider it once there was any such proposal from the Congress party.In any case, the TDP chief said he was coming to Hyderabad on Saturday, where he would continue the discussions and take a call on the alliances with the Congress party.The PCC executive committee meeting extensively discussed the strategy for forging an alliance with the TDP.

There was some opposition within the party on the ground that it might trigger unrest among the ticket aspirants, if some seats are allocated to the TDP.They asked PCC chief to take all such situations into consideration before deciding on alliances.In fact, Uttam had already held talks with state TDP president L Ramana and others in the presence of senior leaders in Hyderabad on Wednesday night. “The talks remained inconclusive,” sources said.