This is only a trailer: BJP on no-confidence vote

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader GVL Narasimha Rao on Wednesday said, what happened in the Parliament on Friday was just the trailer of what will happen in 2019 and beyond.

“This is only a trailer, what the people of the country have seen yesterday, on the floor of the parliament is what will happen in 2019 and beyond. And, the Prime Minister said that Rahul Gandhi and Congress party will have to move yet another no-confidence vote against him in 2024. That reflects the real situation on the ground,” said Rao.

Calling out Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his stunt in the Parliament yesterday, Rao called him a zero and incapable of holding a political office.

“Rahul Gandhi demonstrated that he is a complete zero as far as his important attributes of a political leader. He was completely immature. He demonstrated his incapability to hold any public office,” said Rao over Rahul Gandhi’s behaviour.

Rao also called out the opposition for being disunited, completely issueless and being united only by their hatred for the BJP.

“This is possibly the widest victory for a party in a no-confidence vote. Yesterday, the first casualty was the fault lines in the opposition parties. It showed how fractured the grand opposition is,” Rao on the no-confidence vote in the Parliament on Friday.

Rao then slammed the Telugu Desam Party and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, the ‘prime mover’ of the no-confidence vote.

Speaking on Naidu, Rao said, “Chandrababu Naidu has changed his position over the special category status in a U-turn. And, after the special assistance measure which was announced in lieu of the special package.”

“You said this special package has been granted to the state in lieu of special category status. You have hailed this measure, and this central government,” he added.

He further explained that only for the purpose of central assistance special category status will be extended to Andhra Pradesh. It is given in the parliamentary assurance.

Rao also claimed that the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Naidu hailed this decision as a worthy replacement for the special category status.

“Mr Naidu has said this if this money is given to the state; it will put the state’s finances on a firmer footing,” said Rao while claiming that Naidu said Rs 16,447 crores would meet the assurance given in parliament.

GVL Narasimha Rao also said that political parties in Andhra Pradesh are trying to mislead people.

“I think every political party in Andhra Pradesh is trying to mislead people and tell them that they are due to get some benefits which are a not a part of the Special Category Status.”

GVL Narasimha Rao called out the TDP for disrupting the harmony of the ‘Telugu brotherhood’.

“In his greed to somehow score political brownie points, the TDP and its leader Chandrababu Naidu have actually caused grave harm to the unity and brotherhood of Telugu people. What happened on the floor of the house yesterday was actually to create a wedge between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.”

Rao also clarified that Special Category Status and industrial or tax incentives do not go hand-in-hand. He also accused all the political parties of fooling and misleading people. (ANI)