Cong govt will strengthen further by facing no-trust motion: CM
Hyderabad, Mar 14: Reacting to the no-confidence motion notices given by the TRS and YSRCP earlier in the day to Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today said his government would be strengthened further by facing it in the House.
Talking to reporters at the Assembly lobby after the House was adjourned for the day, the Chief Minister said his government would face the no-trust motion and prove its strength.
He said no party wanted the government to fall but some parties who do not have rural base were trying to 'destablise' the government.
The Chief Minister said TDP would be the rival party for Congress in the next general election in the state.
Mr Reddy while ruling out adopting a resolution in the Assembly on the Telangana statehood issue, said once the Centre takes a decision on it, "we can think over if anything is left to do in the Assembly by referring to the resolution. The Telangana issue is also a problem to the Congress," he added.
The Telangana issue was in the purview of the UPA government, so there would not be any decision on Telangana till the Congress high command showed a solution, he said.
With regard to defiant MLAs and their resignations, the chief Minister said the rules would be followed and accordingly, decisions would be taken. He said those leaders who work hard in the local body polls, would be given priority in the Assembly elections due in next year.
Stating that former Team India Captain Mohd Azahruddin was his close friend, the Chief Minister said though the MIM has left the party, the minority vote bank was with Congress.
Mr Azharuddin had recently met the Chief Minister in New Delhi.
Terming the Congress 'Ganga Pravaham' (Rise of Ganga water), the Chief Minsiter said, "some parties would come to us, some parties leave us but ultimately the Congress High Command will take a decision on merger of any party with it.