Even though the two major parties in the State, the Congress and the Telugu Desam, are trying to prevent the Praja Rajyam from coming to power, the people will see through their game, PRP vice-president T Devendar Goud has said.
Speaking at a press conference here today, he alleged that both the parties were hatching conspiracies to taint the image of the PRP by encouraging some people in the Praja Rajyam to talk ill of the party.
Goud warned that if the Congress was voted to power, the chief minister, who had already taken the finances, administration and the media into his grip, would become a dictator.
The TDP and the Congress did not want another party to form the government and their leaders YS Rajasekhar Reddy and N Chandrababu Naidu’s endeavour was to keep the power with them and with their heirs, the PRP vice-president alleged and described both as jagirdars.
“In Congress those who were benefited by the government were given tickets,’’ he said and challenged the TD and the Congress to a debate on the way the tickets were allotted.
Rubbishing the comment of former general secretary Parakala Prabhakar that out of the 104 BC candidates who were contesting on behalf of the PRP were bogus BCs, he said that a few mistakes were being blown out of proportion. People had a big challenge before them and had to make a wise decision at the election, he said and exuded confidence that the PRP would win a majority of seats for which polling would wouuld be held on April 16.
At another press conference party official spokesperson V Padma wanted to know from Parakala Prabhakar why he had kept silent when the pogrom was carried out in Gujarat.
She alleged that the PRP’s former general secretary failed to defend the party and its president when other parties were making castigating remarks.He behaved like a Maryada Ramanna (who behaves like most soft person) and went to the extent of giving certificates to other parties that they might not used foul language against Chiranjeevi.’’ Prabhakar had resigned from the BJP on being denied ticket to contest the Council election, she alleged.
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