Hyderabad, May 25 UNI | 2 months ago

Accusing TDP of resorting to unethical and undemocratic practices of poaching, YSR Congress party today said Andhra Pradesh - designate Chandrababu Naidu should concentrate on the ways and means to implement the poll promises he has made and warned that any one crossing the floor will attract the provisions of anti-defection law.

Talking to media here, party MPs Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and Kottapalli Geetha said, "It is immoral and unethical for TDP to poach in YSRCP turf despite having a comfortable majority and even before the swearing-in ceremony Chandrababu Naidu is encouraging defections which shows the values and democratic principles he has."

"In a democracy anyone can opt for any party, but if the reports of TDP luring our party MPs and MLAs into its fold is true, they must quit the post and seek a fresh mandate to jump the line failing which their election will be null and void.

"The entire exercise being taken up by TDP is a mockery of democracy. A government functions with a viable and vibrant opposition in place and we represent the voice of the people in proportion to our number seats won. If Mr Naidu wants no opposition at all, it simply shows his attitude and respect towards democratic institutions," they said.

(Posted on 26-05-2014)