KTR calls out Rahul Gandhi, Congress for hypocrisy on anti-defection assurance in manifesto

BRS working president KT Rama Rao criticized the apparent hypocrisy of Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party regarding their stance on anti-defection assurance in their manifesto. KTR questioned Rahul Gandhi’s sincerity, urging him not to be a hypocrite in his political actions. He demanded transparency from the Congress party regarding their poaching efforts in Telangana and challenged them to adhere to their manifesto promises, particularly their anti-defection assurances.

Highlighting the discrepancy, KTR questioned whether the Congress party’s anti-defection assurance, as stated in their manifesto, applies in the state of Telangana. He accused the Congress of preaching one thing while doing the exact opposite by welcoming BRS MLA’s into their party while allowing them to retain their posts. He reminded Rahul Gandhi that the AICC has announced Secunderabad MP seat for Danam Nagender, an elected BRS MLA in Telangana.

In his statement, KTR emphasized the irony of the Congress party’s stance, noting their historical association with the “Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram” culture of political defections in India. Despite this, he welcomed the Congress party’s proposal to amend the 10th schedule to ensure automatic disqualification of MLAs/MPs if they defect parties.

However, KTR reiterated that actions speak louder than words, calling on Rahul Gandhi to demonstrate that the Congress party practices what it preaches. He urged Rahul Gandhi to make the defectors resign or face disqualification by the speaker, thereby proving their commitment to ethical political conduct.