Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Decision on Coalition with TDP in Telangana
Hyderabad: A senior party official said on Wednesday that the Congress is yet to take a call on whether to join hands with the TDP or contesting alone in Telangana for the coming Lok Sabha elections. Senior leaders of Telangana Pradesh Congress met party president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Tuesday, with newly-elected MLAs and discussed the reasons for the defeat of the organization in the December 7 Telangana assembly elections.
AICC in-charge, R C Khuntia said that "Rahul has discussed the party’s performance in Assembly elections and working together to get more Lok Sabha seats in Telangana". Whether or not the Congress will have an alliance with TDP, the CPI and TJS for the Lok Sabha elections due by May, like it did in the Assembly poll, or go it alone, he said: "That has not been decided."
Naidu and the TDP had come under sharp attack from TRS leaders in the campaign for the Assembly elections. Khuntia said: "Very soon we will have a meeting at the national level to take a decision about the strategy on how to go about in Telangana".
"At this moment, we have a good working relationship with TDP at the national level but what would be the strategy at the state level...that has not been decided," he said.
Meanwhile, Khuntia said that Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been invited to campaign in Telangana. He also said that some Congress leaders, in fact, requested Priyanka and Rahul to contest from Telangana.