People won't be fooled by ganging up of opportunists: YSR

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New Delhi, Oct 14 (UNI) Seemingly unperturbed over the ganging up political parties on creation of Telangana state, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today said people were watching every development and would not be fooled by the opportunistic forces who had joined hands for the sake of coming to power.

Taking a snipe at the joining of Telugu Desam Party, CPI-M and Telangana Rashtra Samiti, the Chief Minister questioned the basic credibility of these parties in winning over the trust of the people that they could implement the promise if chosen to power.

The TDP was till recently totally opposed to the creation of Telangana but now its leader N Chandrababu Naidu is speaking a totally different language just to come to power.

The CPI-M is an acknowledged 'principled party' working all these years for the cause of 'Vishalandhra' (Great Andhra), but its State Secretary was willing to keep all principles 'aside' for defeating the Congress. There was a TRS leader proclaiming himself to have taken birth only for creation of Telangana but everyone knew that he owed his political existence to the Congress till 2001, he remarked.

"Can such people and parties evoke credibility"? Dr Reddy asked.

As far as the Congress is concerned, it is the only party which was sympathetic to the Telangana but could not take a final decision in the absence of consensus in the ruling UPA. The party had passed a resolution for creation of Second States' Reorganisation Committee and the issue figured in the Common Minimum Programme of the UPA.

Both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi were all seized of the matter, he said.


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