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Saturday , March 15 , 2014
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TRS rules out alliance with Congress

Hyderabad, Mar 15 (PTI) : Telangana Rashtra Samiti President K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday categorically ruled out even an electoral alliance with the Congress for the forthcoming polls to Lok Sabha and state Assembly.

“They say KCR betrayed them but what was the betrayal?” he questioned, referring to remarks made by AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on TRS' refusal to merge with the Congress after the creation of Telangana.

Addressing his party workers at the Telangana Bhavan here Saturday afternoon, KCR pointed out that they had proposed merger of TRS with Congress to secure statehood for the region and prevent suicides by hundreds of youth.

“But now, people are against our merger and hence we are going by their wish,” he added.

He recalled that many of those who committed suicide for a separate state had named the Congress for their act.

“Now the Congress started a drama saying it will give tickets to kin of those victims in the coming elections,” he said.

Dismissing the possibility of an electoral alliance with Congress, the TRS chief said: “Let's see from tomorrow if TRS MLAs will join the Congress or the reverse will happen.”

KCR's remark appear significant amidst indication that two former women ministers were all set to quit the Congress and join the TRS in a day or two.