Government Formation at Centre : State Congress divided on seeking TRS support

Government Formation at Centre : State Congress divided on seeking TRS support

While a section of the party leaders welcomes such a possibility, other leaders feel that such a step would give fillip to the BJP

Hyderabad: The Telangana Congress is divided on taking the support of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to form a government by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) at the Centre.

Four days ahead of the declaration of results of Lok Sabha polls, debate on various scenarios in the post-elections has become intense. Some Congress leaders are expected that the party would win majority on it own.

But some other leaders have felt that there is a possibility of UPA emerging a major group. It has triggered debate on pros and cons of the Congress seeking TRS support to the form the government at the Centre.

According to a few Congress leaders, the Congress-led UPA may fall short of majority and it may require the support of regional parties like TRS, YSR Congress which are not part of NDA and UPA. While some leaders are welcoming the possibility of taking the support of TRS, some others are against it.

TPCC treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy said they would welcome the support of TRS to the UPA at the Centre. He said that they would put some conditions to the pink party in accepting the support.

He said the party would urge the TRS to give due respect to the Congress party. He said the efforts to forge a third front at the Centre by TRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had failed and he has no option other than supporting the UPA.

However, those opposing the support of TRS, said this would weaken the Congress in the State and would help the Bharatiya Janata Party to gain strength.

They argued that if the support of TRS is taken at the Centre, both TRS and Congress parties become parties in power and would not be able to criticise each other.

This would give advantage to the BJP and it would try to cash in on the situation.

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