BJP spokesperson for Telangana, Krishna Saagar Rao has clarified that the party will not support any party if there is a hung assembly. Results of assembly election will be out tomorrow.
All eyes are on Telangana as the assembly election results will be announced tomorrow. Will the TRS retain power or the Praja Kutami alliance make their presence felt or will the BJP have an impact in Telangana?
Though K Chandrashekar Rao led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is confident of coming back to power, Lagadapati and other surveys have stated that the TRS might barely reach the cut off or might fall short by a few numbers in attaining a simple majority. It is also said that the Praja Kutami of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) of Chandrababu Naidu, the Congress, the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) and the CPI will give the TRS a tough fight.
Thus, talks of pro-poll alliance are on. It has been speculated that the TRS might need support of other parties to come to power. The BJP State President K Lakshman had said that the BJP is ready to join hands with the TRS if they need the necessary support to form a government.
But the BJP's main condition is that the TRS must not have anything to do with Asaduddin Owaisi and his party.
However, contradicting Lakshman's stand, BJP chief Spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao clearly stated that the BJP will not form a pact with any party. He also said that the TRS is BJP's first enemy.
"We have fought #TelanganaElections2018 to win. We have fought to form the government. However, the voter’s mandate is on December 11. We will respect it and abide by their decision. The BJP will not support any party if there's a hung assembly,” said K Krishna Saagar Rao, chief spokesperson for the BJP.
Another party that might extend its support to the TRS is the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party of Asaduddin Owaisi.
However, if they make up their mind, the BJP and the AIMIM could play the role of kingmaker in the Telangana elections.
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Last Updated Dec 10, 2018, 5:02 PM IST