Congress still open for an alliance with TRS: Digvijay Singh


Congress on Wednesday said that it is still open for an alliance with K Chandrasekhar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) even after it ruled out the possibility of its merger with the grand old party ahead of the upcoming General Elections.

AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh tweeted this morning, “We are happy on 2nd June dream of statehood for Telangana will come true, now we must fulfill the promises made to Telangana & Seemandhra.”

On the issue of TRS ruling out a merger with Congress, Singh posted, “TRS ruling out merger is an issue with them. Would have welcomed merger as it was promised. We are opened for an alliance also.”

Through his tweets, Singh also rejected accusations of policy paralysis within the Congress-led government.

“Our government has brought the maximum number of bills and you say there’s policy paralysis,” his tweet said.

Singh also attacked AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who he said had betrayed his mentor Anna Hazare.

“Arvind Kejriwal is a product of Anna Hazare’s agitation and he has already ditched Anna. No one knows Arvind Kejriwal’s ideology. Sometimes he makes pro-corporate statements, sometimes against them,” Singh said.

The reactions from the senior Congress leader came days after TRS led by KCR ruled out any possibility of merger with the grand old party ahead of the upcoming General Elections.

Addressing party members on Monday, Chandrasekhar Rao said, “No merger with Congress under any circumstance.”

Rao was critical of the attitude of the Congress and the Centre saying even before the ink on the President’s assent to the AP Reorganisation Bill had dried, the UPA government had come out with an Ordinance giving a special category status to the residuary state while denying it to the new state of Telangana.

This, he said, was an undemocratic move which would be challenged in the Supreme Court. He also said that the TRS had cooperated in the passage of the bill because it did not want to be seen as an obstacle in the creation of the new state.