TDP is finished: YSR
HYDERABAD: Asserting that the Congress did not open its doors for leaders of other parties to get in, Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy said today that TDP leaders were joining the Congress because they lost confidence in the TDP leadership.
``That party (TDP) is finished,’’ he remarked.
Speaking to reporters in his chamber in the Assembly, he said that the Congress was not inviting any leader from other parties. ``We will pick and choose leaders.’’ By admitting leaders of other parties, the Congress would verify whether they had good reputation or not, he said.
The Congress did not open its doors for leaders from other parties, Congress was not like a train which stopped at the station expecting passengers to board it.
Asked if leaders were gate-crashing into the Congress, even when it did not open it doors, Rajasekhara Reddy laughed it off.
``We are not attracting any leader.
The TDP leaders who lost confidence in the leadership of TDP are joining the Congress.’’ Those leaders were feeling that the TDP had run out of steam and lost confidence in the party.
The chief minister recalled that Roja was trying to join the Congress some time back. ``As I said, Roja is keen on joining the Congress.
It proved our credibility.’’ On the business of the Assembly during the budget session, Reddy said that it was very sad. The TDP was raking up every issue and its leaders were insisting that they be allowed to speak. Though the Speaker wanted the Opposition to speak during the debate on demands, the Opposition did not budge. ``The Opposition wants us to give reply as they expected. People have been watching the Assembly proceedings and they will judge who is wrong and who is right.’’ The chief minister said that though there was no procedure laid down on adjournment motions, the practice should not be stopped. On TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s describing Rajasekhara Reddy as `mondi yeddu’, the chief minister said: ``I will leave it to his (Naidu’s) wisdom.’’ On the K-G Basin gas, he said that they had been fighting for the State’s rightful share for the past three years.