Hyderabad: Countering the BJP propaganda accusing the TRS of resorting to politics of appeasement, TRS working president K T Rama Rao on Thursday said there was no alliance with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) for the December 1 elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
“The TRS is contesting all the 150 divisions in the GHMC elections, and we are, in fact, confident of winning 10 seats in old city,” he said.
“In the last elections, the TRS had won five seats in the old city and this time we will win 10 seats defeating the MIM in those seats. There is no alliance with MIM,” Rama Rao said during a ‘Meet The Press’ programme organised by the Press Club of Hyderabad here.
Clarifying TRS’ relations with MIM, he said as a political party, the MIM was impressed with the TRS’ policies and had extended its support. He pointed out that the TRS, which had been fighting the anti-people’s policies of the BJP government at the Centre, had supported the Union government when GST was implemented.
Countering allegations that the TRS was planning to hand over the Mayor’s post to the MIM, he said: “Why will the TRS even think of such a move when a woman candidate from the party is going to be the next Mayor of Hyderabad on December 4.”
Rama Rao was unequivocal in stating that the ruling party would go it alone in the GHMC election. “We neither have any alliance with any party nor are we extending our support to any party,” he said.
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