Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) president and Tirupati Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) K Chiranjeevi has reiterated that there was no question of merging his party with the ruling Congress or any other party.
"Some parties have been deliberately spreading canards about us that we will merge with Congress or other parties. Let me reassure you that it (merger) will never happen," Chiranjeevi told the PRP state committee at its meeting in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
The PRP state committee meeting was held today, ahead of the party president’s meeting in Hyderabad on Thursday with the five-member Srikrishna Committee, to present its case against the division of Andhra Pradesh (to form Telangana).
He asserted that the PRP will remain a potent force in state politics and exhorted his party rank and file to effectively counter propaganda.
Chiranjeevi lashed out at the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party saying they were trying to "confuse our cadre" since the PRP was growing stronger.
Alleging that there were some "coverts" from other parties working in PRP, Chiranjeevi said the "doors are wide open" for such elements to make a prompt exit. "We shall never entertain such elements. Some have already left the party and the remaining, if any, too may go out," he said.