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TRS ready to merge with Congress says Jupally Krishna Rao

October 31, 2011
Hyderabad

Former Minister Jupally Krishna Rao along with the other two MLAs who resigned Sunday to join the Telangana Rashtra Samithi refuted allegations of the Congress leaders that they joined TRS for personal gains. Jupally along with T Rajaiah and Somarapu Satyanarayana addressed a press conference in Hyderabad. Jupally Krishna Rao said that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao assured them that he would do anything to achieve the statehood of Telangana. They said that the TRS president said that he would not hesitate to merge with the Congress party if the later assured to get Telangana state.

The MLAs said that they joined the TRS only because they would realize the statehood of Telangana and social justice would be implemented. Refuting the allegations of Minister for Civil Supplies Sridhar Babu and APCC president Botcha Satyanarayana that they had quit Congress for personal gains, the MLAs hit back asking how would sacrificing the minister position, power and possible gains for constituents benefit them.

Government not in minority

Ministers Anam Ramnarayana Reddy, D L Ravindra Reddy,APCC president Botcha Satyanarayana and former APCC president D Srinivas expressed confidence that the government is not in minority and said that they are ready to face a no-confidence motion any time it is placed. Speaking to reporters, the ministers said that the three MLAs who resigned on Sunday took a hasty decision. It is unfortunate that the MLAs quit the party when the Centre is expected to announce the decision on Telangana soon.

Meanwhile, responding to the challenge by TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao to the TDP to move a no-confidence motion against the Government, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu said that they would not be provoked by other parties. He said that they will act at an appropriate time. He said that parties which doesn't have minimum strength to move a no-confidence motion should not give unsolicited advice to other parties.

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