AP: Pol parties trade charges after no-trust vote
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 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.


First Published: Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 20:21

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