AP: Pol parties trade charges after no-trust vote

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 20:21

Hyderabad: Hours after the no-confidence
motion, moved by the main Opposition TDP against the Kiran
Kumar Government in Andhra Pradesh, was defeated, political
parties traded charges against each other.

YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on tuesday accused
the ruling Congress of trying to lure his loyalist MLAs to
vote against the motion.

Praja Rajyam Party Group leader K Chiranjeevi
indirectly accused Jagan of seeking to "influence" his MLAs to
vote against the Government, which won the motion in the
Assembly late last night by a margin of 38 votes.

"I am proud of my MLAs for not having succumbed to any
pressures," Chiranjeevi said this evening, even as he asserted
that he kept his word on not letting the Congress Government
fall under any circumstances.

Jagan hit out at some Ministers, saying they
"shamelessly" tried to win over MLAs loyal to him through
inducements and even intimidation. "They withstood pressure
and stood for the cause. I am proud of my MLAs," the Kadapa MP
told reporters here.

The TDP, on the other hand, alleged there was large-
scale horse-trading ahead of the voting on no-trust motion.

"The ruling party bought many MLAs by paying hefty
amounts to save the Government," TDP senior MLA Devineni
Umamaheswara Rao alleged.

Meanwhile, the Congress appeared in no hurry to crack
the whip against 16 of its MLAs who voted against the
Government.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 20:21

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