Telangana Rashtra Samithi rules out alliance with Congress

May 15th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Friday ruled out any alliance with the Congress, saying it had ‘betrayed’ the people of Telangana on separate statehood issue.

TRS, which broke away from Third Front and switched over to National Democratic Alliance (NDA) last week, said the party would not join anyone else.

“We are with the NDA. We are not going anywhere. The NDA is going to form the government at the Centre with more than 300 MPs. We are not going to join anyone else,” TRS chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao told reporters here.

Rao further said he had decided to support the NDA, as it is committed to carving out the Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh.

“The NDA is committed for the cause. They have included the formation of Telangana state in their election manifesto. They are serious on this issue. They have also said that they will make an announcement in this regard within 100 days of coming to power,” he added.

The TRS Chief also attacked the Congress for ‘betraying’ the people of Telangana on separate statehood issue.

“They have to pay heavy price for betraying the people of Telangana by not fulfilling the promise they made to us five years back,” he added.

Rao exuded confidence on NDA forming the next government at the Centre.

“The NDA will form the Government at the Centre and TRS will support it,” he added. (ANI)

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