Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu said at a public meeting in Chevella in Ranga Reddy district on Friday that the TDP would move a no-confidence motion against the government in the Assembly, “if necessary”. That will be on the problems being faced by the people. Naidu made it clear that TDP will not succumb to the pressures from other parties which resort to “blackmailing and work for personal gains.
They try to get cases withdrawn” taking advantage of the motion, Naidu felt. By challenging the TDP to move a no trust motion they are looking for their interests to be served. The TDP as a responsible opposition party will decide the timing of the no confidence motion.
If they are so eager to pull down the government and have sufficient strength for the purpose, then they should approach the Governor, he told the YSRCP without naming it. Naidu said that the TDP had created history in the state politics by introducing no- confidence motion against the former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s government and also the Speaker.
“We will not go back on moving trust motion, if the situation warranted. Problems faced by the common man are huge and this government has no moral right to continue in power even for a single day. People need to teach a lesson to the Congress party”, he thundered.
The comments of the TDP chief created an immediate flutter and gave scope for interpretations in the political and media circles, despite qualifying his statement with “if necessary”. While some see it as a mere rhetoric reiterating old positions, some sources in TDP indicated that Naidu had already decided in principle to move the motion during the budget session.
Meanwhile, continuing his speech Chandrababu said, AICC president Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy were responsible for the poor development of the state. Their dithering attitude on bifurcation of state had led to political uncertainty.
He said if TDP was in power, it would have developed the region and would have even completed the Pranahita -Chevella irrigation project. He said he had lived a life of honesty throughout his career and has been declaring the assets held by him and his family members regularly.