`Unethical for TDP to poach on YSRC leaders`

Alleging that TDP was indulging in "unethical practices of poaching" on its MPs, YSR Congress on Sunday said the TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu should instead concentrate on ways and means to implement his poll promises.

PTI| Updated: May 25, 2014, 20:13 PM IST

Hyderabad: Alleging that TDP was indulging in "unethical practices of poaching" on its MPs, YSR Congress on Sunday said the TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu should instead concentrate on ways and means to implement his poll promises.

"It is immoral and unethical for TDP to poach on YSRCP turf despite having a comfortable majority and even before the swearing-in ceremony Chandrababu Naidu encouraging defections shows the values and democratic principles he has," YSRC MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy told reporters here.
He was responding to its Nandyal MP S P Y Reddy joining the TDP in Delhi today and speculation that some other YSRC leaders may follow suit.

Rajamohan Reddy warned that anyone crossing the floor will attract the provisions of anti-defection law.

In a democracy, anyone can opt for any party, but if the reports of TDP luring our party MPs and MLAs into its fold should be true, they must quit the post and seek a fresh mandate to jump the line, failing which their election will be null and void, he said.
"TDP must be in a hurry and wants to swell its strength by luring elected representatives from our party stating the status of recognised party and registered party, but with the percentage of votes we have acquired anyone crossing the floor will face the anti-defection law and have to seek a re-election.

"Even I have crossed over from Congress to YSRCP and quit my post immediately. My resignation was kept pending for a long time and I was elected from the party which I moved over and this is a fair democratic practice," Rajamohan Reddy said.

Even ten days have not passed after the results were announced and Naidu should be working out on the logistics to implement his poll promises of waiver of agriculture and self-help group loans, he said.