No plans to join NDA govt: TRS
Special Representative of Telangana government in New Delhi Venugopala Chary on Sunday dismissed the reports which suggested that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) might join the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
Says the Chief Minister’s Delhi visit was a success, party will offer outside support to Modi govt
New Delhi: Special Representative of Telangana government in New Delhi Venugopala Chary on Sunday dismissed the reports which suggested that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) might join the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
Speaking to media persons here, Chary said that although the TRS planned to extend issues-based support to the NDA government, it had no plans to join the BJP-led alliance. Further, he said that the TRS would not go aggressive against the NDA government.
He said that the TRS intended to maintain friendly relationship with the Centre to get adequate funds for the development of Telangana State. Chary nailed reports that the TRS was trying to join the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
“Though a section of the media carried stories in this regard, it is not correct that the TRS is joining the BJP government. It was only a sort of propaganda by some people,” Chary said.
His remarks assume significance in the wake of reports that Chandrashekar Rao’s Delhi trip was meant to facilitate the TRS joining the NDA government to get some ministerial berths to some party MPs and also his daughter Kavitha.
“Such publicity is not correct and we are focusing on giving outside support to the Narendra Modi government,” he said, adding that the TRS would offer issue-based support to the Centre and would question it when our interests were not protected.
“If the Centre’s decisions hamper Telangana and its people, we will sure oppose the BJP government,” he pointed out. Venugopala Chary said that TRS MPs would play a constructive role and would raise issues to protect the interest of people of Telangana.
He said that the visit of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to New Delhi was extremely successful and he was able to convince the Centre on getting adequate funds for various projects in Telangana.
He hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would accept the pleas made by Chandrashekar Rao seeking funds for different schemes. He said the Centre should take immediate steps to undo injustices done to Telangana State since its formation in June 2014.