TDP sell-out: YSRCP
Describing as a total sell-out the absenteeism of three Telugu Desam Party MPs in the voting against the FDI in retail sector in the Rajya Sabha, YSR Congress Party today said such decisions have only helped the UPA win which once again brings to the fore the tacit understanding it has with Congress.
Addressing a media conference here, party senior leader MV Mysoora Reddy said,"The influence of CBI has been undercurrent in the voting pattern and TDP which has participated in the bandhs and morchas against FDI in retail sector, skipping the House during the crucial vote clearly shows that N Chandrababu Naidu has been favouring Congress both at Centre and State as well." As the margin was very low, TDP should have ensured that all the members voted in favour of the motion moved by opposition which could have turned the tables. With BSP and SP leaders facing CBI charges and N Chandrababu Naidu going all-out to protect the Congress government at the Centre shows that the politics of manipulation prevailed over the politics of ideology, he said.
TDP president allowed its three members to keep away from the voting and said he will not move a no-confidence motion in the State shows that he has been protecting Congress at the Centre and the State.
Senior Congress member N Janardhan Reddy, who is seriously ill, was brought in a wheel chair while one TDP leader skipped voting on medical grounds. This shows that the two parties have been working in tandem and the manipulative politics that have come into full play, he said.
All five members of TDP could have sailed with opposition motion against the 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail but it has shown its true colours as the motion was defeated by 109 to 123 votes, he said, adding TDP has to take responsibility for all the consequences arising out of the foreign investments in the country at the cost of domestic produce, he said.