Congress leader and MP A Revanth Reddy today came down heavily on Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar, and alleged that, even though the latter "pretended" to be an adversary of the TRS and of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, both him and the BJP were actually allies of the pink party.
Asking Kumar if this was untrue, he challenged the BJP leader to take action against the CM for "allowing other TRS MPs to forge his signature" to mark his attendance in Parliament, and asked him to initiate forensic tests to ascertain the veracity of the claim.
Reddy added that he himself was ready to lodge a complaint against the CM over the issue of the latter's attendance in Parliament sessions.
The MP claimed that neither Kumar nor the BJP would take any action on the alleged forgeries as they were "secret allies" of the TRS.
Similar allegations, regarding an "alliance" between the TRS and the saffron party, have been made in the past as well. Reddy himself had, some days ago, alleged that KCR, who "pretended" to be at loggerheads with the BJP-led NDA government, was in fact a secret ally of the saffron party
Speaking after the release of the 2021-22 Budget, he had said, "While all the Opposition parties in the state boycotted President Ram Nath Kovind’s address at the joint session of Parliament on the first day of the Budget Session, the leaders of the ruling party, the TRS, went ahead and attended the session."
In fact, senior Congress leader Shabbir Ali had even asked the CM to merge his party with the BJP,
claiming that it was a "BJP stooge" anyway. The leader had made the comments after the Telangana government announced its decision to implement the Centre's three new farm Acts
, last December.
He had said, "The TRS-BJP merger will be the best New Year's gift for the people of Telangana as they will realise that Prime Minister Modi and KCR are equal partners in deceiving them."