Expressing happiness over the joining of Telugu Desam Party women’s president Roja into the Congress party , Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy said ``The TDP is finished’’.Interacting with the media here on Monday he quipped `` the very fact that some leaders of TDP are showing keen interest in joining the Congress indicates that the TDP is falling apart. The party cadre lost faith in the leadership of Chandrababu. Some of the TDP leaders feel that there is no political future for TDP, so you find them deserting TDP.’’Recalling the statement he made about Roja that she would be joining the Congress he asserted how credible are his statements. “ When disclosed the fact that Roja would be joining the Congress, Chandrababu threw aspersions on me saying that I was spreading rumours. Now what statement will he make? It is for you to make out the truth. It is not we who are coercing them to join the Congress , it is they themselves who are barging the doors to jump into Congress’’ the Chief Minister explained.
Referring to the budget session in the assembly which is in progress now , he expressed his unhappiness over the sorry state of affairs. The Opposition is standing as an obstacle for the discussion of budget in a detailed manner.The Cm further added that he will brief Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the projects in the State for an hour and half during his two-day visit to the state on September 5 and 6.Regarding the State’s share of gas in KG basin he clarified that he was pressurising the Centre on this issue for a long time.