The massive propaganda launched by YSR Congress party and its media house Sakshi over the prospective alliance between the Telugu Desam Party and the Congress party in Andhra Pradesh has kicked up wider debate in the political circles.Continuing the comment made by party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy at a public meeting in Narsipatnam, Sakshi described it as the sixth marriage by the TDP – three times with the BJP, fourth time with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the Communists and fifth time with the Jana Sena Party.
“Now, the TDP is getting ready for a sixth marriage with the Congress party, which betrayed the people of Andhra Pradesh by dividing the combined state,” Jagan said.Sakshi went on to speculate that TDP president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is going in for pre-poll alliance with the Congress party much against the wishes of his party leaders and offering 20 MLA seats and four MP seats to the Congress as part of the alliance.
In the bargain, the TDP will also seek good number of MLA seats in Telangana from the Congress.
Former Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Daggubati Purandeshwari on Wednesday endorsed the YSRC viewpoint and wondered how the TDP which was founded by her father N T Rama Rao on the plank of the anti-Congress stand could have an alliance with the Congress. No sincere TDP worker would support this opportunistic alliance, she said.Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president N Raghuveera Reddy wondered whether Jagan and his media house Sakshi had set up any marriage bureau.
“Why are they so keen on the marriage between the TDP and the Congress? We already made it clear that our alliance is with the people and nobody else. We shall fight in our own way,” Reddy said.TDP leader and minister S Chandramohan Reddy said there was absolutely no discussion among the party leaders’ meeting with Naidu over an alliance with the Congress party.
“Never did we consider an alliance with the Congress. It is never on our agenda. All that we have been telling the people is about the need to bring an anti-BJP government at the Centre. That is all,” he said.