Open for an alliance with TDP to defeat BJP, TRS in Telangana: Jaipal Reddy

Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader S. Jaipal Reddy on Thursday said that the Congress would have no issues working with the TD in TS in upcoming elections to defeat the TRS and BJP.

The former Union Minister at the Gandhi Bhawan said that he does not see any Third Front emerging in the state.

“Instead, I visualise a situation where like-minded parties forge an alliance to take on the TRS and BJP in the state,” he had stated, according to a report by DC.

The need of the hour was that all democratic and like-minded parties come together to form an alliance to defeat the TRS and BJP, he further said on the alliance.

Whereas senior MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy immediately contradicted Jaipal Reddy’s statement by saying that there was no need to talk of alliances when the Congress was strong enough to face political challenges.

“How can we have an alliance with the TD which is part of the NDA? why should seniors now talk about the alliance. Wouldn’t such talk weaken the Congress?” Reddy asked.

Jaipal Reddy in a response while referring KCR’s statement against Amit Shah on Wednesday said, it looks as if the TRS and BJP were quarrelling now and will try to forge an alliance later.

“The BJP is like a snake of which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the hood and Amit Shah the tail. How can KCR be friendly with the hood and fight the tail?” The former Union Minister questioned.

“While KCR is giving the impression that he is fighting the BJP, the fact is that he and Narendra Modi have an understanding. According to my information, the TRS and BJP will contest the 2019 elections together,” the senior leader said.

“KCR is afraid of Modi. The PM has all the information about KCR’s corruption. I believe KCR will not go to the extent of embarrassing Modi at any cost,” Jaipal Reddy said.

Reddy also put aside the argument of Amit Shah’s statement that the Centre has given Rs 1 lakh-crore to TS saying that similar statements were made with regard to Bihar and AP and were proven wrong.