No question of TRS merging with Congress: KCR

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Hyderabad, Feb 7 (PTI) Dismissing the comments of someCongress leaders, TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao today saidthere is no question of merger of his party with the Congress.

"TRS is not a cinema party (like Praja Rajyam). We are avery strong party. Leaders and workers from other parties arejoining TRS like a flood. TRS is born to achieve separateTelangana. If such proposals are made without realisingseparate Telangana, it would be stupid. This is joke of theyear," he said.

Asked if he would merge TRS with Congress if it promisedseparate Telangana, he said no such proposal has come and thatthe question was hypothetical.

He was asked about comments of Congress Rajya Sabhamember K Keshav Rao that TRS would also merge with Congresslike Chiranjeevi''s Praja Rajyam.

To a query, Rao said he planned to meet Prime MinisterManmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi ahead ofthe Budget session of Parliament to urge them to introduce abill for formation of separate Telangana.

Asked about the merger of Praja Rajyam with Congress, hesaid he is happy about that as a party that opposed the causeof separate Telangana is now gone.

"Till the other day, Chiranjeevi stood for united AndhraPradesh. But now, he himself said he will abide by thedecision of the high command and Centre," he said. (More) PTISJR VKV

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