New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister Okay. Chandrashekar Rao-led Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) occasion won’t be a part of the united opposition alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress’s Madhu Goud Yaskhi mentioned Tuesday.
The previous member of Parliament from Telangana, together with different state occasion leaders, was addressing the media on the Congress headquarters in Delhi, following a “technique assembly” with the occasion’s central management.
“Kharge ji [Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge] and Rahul ji [former party president Rahul Gandhi] mentioned there won’t be any alliances with TRS [Telangana Rashtra Samithi, now renamed the Bharat Rashtra Samithi] occasion. TRS-BRS occasion should not going to be a part of the nationwide opposition alliance,” mentioned Yaskhi.
Leaders of 15 events — together with the Congress, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP), the Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), Samajwadi Occasion (SP) and others — met in Patna earlier this month, in what’s being seen as a probable starting to the formation of a united entrance of events in opposition to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) on the Centre.
The BRS was among the many events which skipped the assembly.
The Congress, which is in direct political rivalry with the BRS in Telangana, has additionally slammed the state’s ruling occasion for its entry into Maharashtra forward of subsequent yr’s Lok Sabha and Maharashtra meeting elections.
In step with its bid to increase its footprint past Telangana, the BRS has been making aggressive efforts to construct a base in neighbouring Maharashtra. Involved in regards to the division in opposition votes, Congress leaders from Maharashtra have additionally accused the BRS of being the BJP’s “B-team”, serving to its prospects by dividing votes.
Yakshi too Tuesday accused the BRS of working with the Bharatiya Janata Occasion. “BRS-TRS occasion is working with BJP. BRS-BJP are nothing however one. Subsequently there won’t be any alliance,” the previous MP mentioned.
In the meantime, the BRS too has criticised the opposition assembly in Patna.
“The combat [against the BJP] needs to be on principal points earlier than the nation. Sadly, we’re dropping the plot there. We appear to be obsessed and frightened about dislodging somebody or placing anyone there and that shouldn’t be the agenda. The agenda needs to be how the fundamental priorities of the nation need to be met,” BRS working president Okay.T. Rama Rao was quoted as saying by the media Sunday.
He added: “You shouldn’t be uniting in opposition to anyone. Try to be uniting for one thing. What’s that one thing, no person is ready to determine.”
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In a “technique assembly” Tuesday, Kharge, Gandhi and Congress normal secretary (organisation) Okay.C. Venugopal, held discussions with the occasion’s Telangana unit, led by state president Revanth Reddy.
The assembly got here a day after the Congress inducted in its fold 35 BRS leaders, together with former MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy and ex-Telangana minister, Jupally Krishna Rao.
Occasion leaders from Telangana informed the media that the assembly was known as to debate the upcoming meeting elections within the state, scheduled to be held in December this yr.
“Rahul ji has informed us to prepare for elections. He informed us to maintain inside variations apart and combat unitedly,” the occasion’s Telangana in-charge Manikrao Thakare mentioned.
Attacking the incumbent Telangana chief minister, Thakare added, “KCR in all of the states, like Maharashtra, is becoming a member of BJP. In Maharashtra, the place Congress is robust they’re making an attempt to assist BJP. They’re doing their programmes to harm the Congress occasion and assist BJP”
Apparently, KCR had hosted an opposition rally in Telangana earlier this yr, which was attended by leaders together with Samajwadi Occasion’s Akhilesh Yadav, AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann and Left leaders Pinarayi Vijayan and D. Raja.
(Edited by Poulomi Banerjee)
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