Telangana Nagara Samiti to merge with BJP
Nagam says only BJP can concede A separate State Warangal: Telangana Nagara Samiti chief and Nagarkurnool MLA Nagam Janardhan Reddy announced on...
Nagam says only BJP can concede A separate State
Warangal: Telangana Nagara Samiti chief and Nagarkurnool MLA Nagam Janardhan Reddy announced on Thursday that he would merge his party with BJP on June 3. The merger would take place in the presence of BJP president Rajnath Singh at a public meeting in Hyderabad.
Speaking to press persons here, Janardhan Reddy asserted that Telangana could be achieved only by a national party like BJP, which also expressed its firm support. In view of the BJP promise, that it would accord statehood to the region within 100 days of coming to power, the decision to work with that party was taken, he said.
"I am fully convinced that only a national-level party could make the dream of separate Telangana a reality", he said. The MLA clarified that he was not joining the BJP seeking any post. 'I was an important leader in the Telugu Desam Party; but I differed with party chief N Chandrababu Naidu on the Telangana issue and came out it'.
He alleged that the Congress-led UPA government has been deceiving the people of Telangana repeatedly; it has become clear that the Congress and the UPA would not deliver their promise on Telangana. "Since the BJP came forward to support the cause, I want to join the party and fight for the cause.
Whichever be the party, my prime agenda is Telangana", Janardhan Reddy noted. The BJP had promised Telangana much before the Telangana Rashtra Samiti came into existence and the people believed in BJP more than any other party in Telangana. He denied getting an offer from TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, claiming that TRS would merge with the Congress.
'I do not want ending up in the Congress, which has been neglecting the Telangana issue for about five decades and was instrumental in killing people in 1969. My aim is to unseat the Congress; that was why I joined TDP when the late N T Rama Rao founded it" he explained.