TDP-BJP alliance, joining of divisive forces: YSRCP
Describing the alliance of TDP and BJP as the coming together of divisive forces which shows the weakness of TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress today said the coalition would have no moral sanctity and would be blown away in the wave that was sweeping in the favour of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Talking to mediapersons here, party senior leader Ummareddy Venkateswarlu said, "The conflicting statements and interests of BJP and TDP since 1999 have only shown that the two parties are on a weak plank morally and they will not succeed in stalling the onward march of YSRCP, which is getting of people's support to Jagan Mohan Reddy."
"TDP and BJP have given unconditional support to the division of the State and have been partners in the undemocratic bifurcation with BJP giving its nod to the Bill and TDP Floor Leader boasting of casting the first vote and Mr Naidu himself earlier, giving a letter to divide the state. The Kakinada meeting of BJP has passed a resolution at Kakinada and came up with a slogan of one vote-two states.
"Ironically, the two parties have been at loggerheads on many counts with Mr Naidu saying on record that having a tie-up with BJP has been a historic blunder as minorities have distanced themselves from TDP after Godra carnage in Gujarat," he said.
Mr Venkateswarlu said Mr Naidu was the first to demand the ouster of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendar Modi after the
Godra incident and today, the coming together of the two parties shows how opportunist and morally weak they are.
BJP leaders too have said time and again that they lost the 2004 elections due to the alliance with TDP, he added.
Mr Naidu had also said that the alliance had been a historic blunder and now the tie-up showed how desperate TDP was to have the backing of some party or the other as it was unable to come anywhere near to the YSRCP, he said, adding Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy knew the pulse of the people and the party was getting a thumping mandate in the 2014 elections.
"Even now, Telangana leaders of BJP have expressed their protest against the alliance. The tie-up will only hurt the sentiments of minorities and drift away secular forces and we see the alliance as an opportunist and desperate move," he said.
(Posted on 06-04-2014)