Veerappa Moily does not rule out alliance with YSRCP
Exuding confidence that the Congress would come back to power at Centre and in state in the 2019 elections, senior party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Veerappa Moily said his party would chose alliance partners for the elections sans communal parties like BJP.
Visakhapatnam: Exuding confidence that the Congress would come back to power at Centre and in state in the 2019 elections, senior party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Veerappa Moily said his party would chose alliance partners for the elections sans communal parties like BJP.
Says the Congress party will come to power in state and Centre in 2019
Replying to a query Congress would forge an alliance with YSRC the Congress MP said, “We will not rule out an alliance with the YSRC.” Stating that selecting alliance partners was too early, Moily added that any event can change the political scenario in the country prior to the general elections.
Addressing a press conference, here on Friday, the Congress leader came down heavily on the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and explained how the government was deep in corruption and registered lowest growth in the last three years. “The NDA government registered growth rate of only 5.6 per cent in the last two financial years, the lowest in 60 years,” he noted.
Explaining the reasons, he said there was institutional break down in the country with Narendra Mod himself taking the centre stage in all major issues including foreign policy. “Acting more like an event manager than the Prime Minister, Modi is donning the role of Foreign Minister as well after Sushma Swaraj was confined due to sickness.
The result has been disastrous. The nation failed in its policy against Pakistan, China and worse with Russia, a long time friend of India. Closer to home, the relations have been strained with Nepal and Bhutan,” Moily said. He charged that NDA government also betrayed farmers and failed to procure the products as well as announcing minimum support price.
“The production of pulses fell sharply and the government made no effort to improve the situation. More than 2,500 farmers committed suicides, mostly in BJP-ruled states. While the UPA 1 and 2 garnered GDP, there is loss of employment in the country with more than 60 per cent of the workforce facing uncertainty,” he added.
Lashing out at TDP government in the State, he said there were too many Goebbels just to mislead the public. “Except for Centre sanctioned IIM and IIT, there has been no significant development in the State. ,” he added.