Cong says it has strength to face no-confidence motion by TRS



Hyderabad: The ruling Congress on Saturday said it has the strength to face the no-confidence motion proposed by the TRS in the Budget session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly even as the TDP made light of the TRS' decision to move the motion.

"We have the strength to face the no-confidence motion. Chiranjeevi realised that social justice can be achieved by merging his party with Congress. We say that if the TRS also merges with Congress, we are confident that we can achieve Telangana," AICC secretary and party MLC P Sudhakar Reddy told reporters here.

Dismissing the TRS announcement on the no-confidence motion, TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu said it is part of that party's agenda.

"There are so many agendas. Our agenda is people's agenda. They have an agenda that suits them," he said.

TDP will decide when and on what issue, we have to move the no-confidence motion. We need not learn from TRS, senior TDP leader T Devender Goud said.

TRS MLA and party president K Chandrasekhar Rao's son K T Rama Rao said the TDP should support the no-confidence motion if it is sincere in fighting the Congress.

Seeking to corner TDP, TRS yesterday said it would move a no-confidence motion against the Kiran Kumar Reddy Government in Andhra Pradesh in the coming budget session and asked the main opposition TDP to support it.

The TRS decision has come in the wake of a war of words between TDP and TRS. The TDP has alleged that the TRS is not sincere in achieving separate Telangana, and had a clandestine understanding with the Congress.

"We will move a no-confidence motion against the Congress Government. If TDP is sincere in fighting against Congress, it should support us," the TRS President has said.

PTI