Telangana congress ruled out tie-up with AIMIM

Vastavam web: Days after dissolution of the Telangana assembly, the Congress on Sunday ruled out joining hands with Asaduddin Owaisi ‘s AIMIM for early elections in the state. Telangana Congress in charge Ramachandra Khuntia alleged that TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao had dissolved the legislative assembly before the completion of its term to get minority votes.

“The Congress is ready to contest and win the Telangana assembly elections,” Khuntia told. He said the Congress will hold talks for a tie-up with the Telangana Jan Samiti, CPI and other smaller parties in the state. “A arrangement with the AIMIM is out of question,” he said. The Congress is a national party and candidates are decided after deliberations at all levels of the organisation”. “The names of candidates will be announced at the right time,” he added.

Khunti said only Congress president Rahul Gandhi could announce the name of the party’s chief ministerial candidate. “Rahul Gandhi has the right to announce the party’s chief ministerial candidate. But the party normally does not do it,” he said. “The elections will be fought under the leadership of state Congress chief (N) Uttam (Kumar) Reddy. The Congress in charge also accused Rao of not fulfilling his promises. “Reservation was not granted to minorities in Telangana. The poor did not get houses. The area of influence of the land and sand mafias has grown.