In AP and TS a peculiar situation arose where in the reader has been trapped in a cross fire between the Opposition and the Telugu Desam party. The Opposition on one side bundled up accusing Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu of engineering horse-trading and the Telugu Desam chief Naidu countering their allegations saying that it was the TRS leadership which has laid a trap with an ulterior motive to corner his colleague Revanth Reddy for allegedly bribing the Anglo-Indian legislator Stephenson.
Naidu made clear that it was TRS which tried to engineer defections and allowed four legislators to cross the Floor. He also questioned how the TRS chief could aspire for a fifth MLC seat not keeping the requisite strength. TRS had 63 MLAs in 2014 but now 76 legislators are in hand. Now TRS won all the five seats with the support of MIM and YSR Congress, where as TDP-BJP combine candidate V Narender Reddy received only nine votes instead of 15 votes. Four legislators of cycle party switched sides. They joined TRS. Naidu pointed out the same. The YRS party president Jaganmohan Reddy also complained to the Governor E S L Narasimhan against TDP that tv footage showed Revanth in the act of bribing Stephenson.
Naidu however clarified that it was a machination intended to push the TDP into disrepute. Naidu pleaded not guilty and denied resorting to bribery. It was calumny and was designed to drag the TDP leaders to cross roads, he said. Meanwhile, the ruling TRS on Saturday achieved its target to demolish the Telugu Desam Party in Telangana. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao embraced another cyclist ( TDP) representing the Kukatpally constituency M Krishna Rao. This incident comes close on the heels of Mahanadu where Naidu told a big gathering that their party would capture power in TS. How the readers should keep track of the events is inexplicable. It is incomprehensible for him or her to discern what is up the sleeves of a politician by the day. Really the turn of events became unpalatable to the common man on the road.