4 MPs joining BJP: TDP to fight legally

4 MPs joining BJP: TDP to fight legally

  • TDP supremo Naidu directs party leaders to fight against the BJP, YSRCP
  • Criticises the ruling BJP at the Centre for adopting undemocratic policies
  • Points out that the TDP faced crises on several occasion and came back strongly with people’s support
  • Asks party leaders to boost the morale of the cadre
  • TDP MLC P Ashok Babu wonders how the YSRCP govt can take Praja Vedika without issuing notice to Oppn leader Naidu

Vijayawada: Former Chief Minister and TDP national president N Chandrababu Naidu directed the party leaders to fight against the anti-democratic policies of the BJP and the YSR Congress.

Participating in a teleconference with party leaders from Europe on Friday evening, he asked the MLAs, the MLCs and senior leaders of the party to explain to people about ongoing political developments and create confidence among the cadres by extending support.

Stating that the TDP had faced crises several times in the past, he reminded them as to how it gained public support later. The TDP supremo has also discussed with the party leaders on the issues like the inauguration of Kaleswaram project; Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy's presence at the function; the merger of TDP Rajya Sabha MPs in the BJP and the Praja Vedika issue.

He said that the TDP never adopted anti-democratic policies. The MPs changing party issue would be challenged legally according to Anti-Defection Law, he said.

MLA N Ramanaidu explained the details of the teleconference to the media on Friday night. He said that the BJP leaders were encouraging the defections from the TDP and they would fight legally until the four MPs were disqualified.

He said that the four MPs changed the party due to fear of cases and harassment. He questioned Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy as to how he attended the inauguration of Kaleswaram Project. He pointed out that Jagan Mohan Reddy had earlier criticised the Kaleswaram Project during his Jaladeeksha which was held in Kurnool.

MLC P Ashok Babu said that the State government forcibly took the possession of Praja Vedika which was under the control of former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

He said that Naidu applied for Praja Vedika building to be considered as the residence of the Opposition leader. The State government should provide accommodation to the Opposition leader, he said and recalled that Naidu submitted a letter to the government for allocation of Praja Vedika building.

He said that the State government did not say anything on this request so far. He wondered as to how the State government took the possession of the building without serving notice to the Opposition leader.

Former Minister P Pulla Rao said that he would not join the BJP. He said that some of them were intentionally creating rumours against him and there is no need to react every day on this. Several senior leaders participated in the teleconference.

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