Opposing any move on part of the ruling TDP to join hands with the Congress, Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister K.E. Krishnamurthy on Wednesday said he was ready to hang himself if the two party decide to enter into an alliance.
Talking to media persons in Kurnool, Krishnamurthy ruled out any alliance with Congress.
"This is a decision taken by the party. If it happens, I am ready to hang myself," the TDP leader said.
Krishnamurthy made the remark while answering queries about the claims by the opposition YSR Congress and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) that TDP is preparing to join hands with Congress for 2019 elections.
Chief Minister and TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu had last month shared dais with Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy.
Naidu, whose party pulled out of BJP-led NDA over its refusal to accord special status to Andhra Pradesh, has already clarified that sharing dais and shaking hands with Rahul Gandhi does not mean TDP will have any alliance with Congress.
Krishnamurthy also slammed YSR Congress and BJP for what he calls politics of collusion.
He alleged that YSR Congress has entered into a secret deal with the BJP and is playing drama with the resignations of its MPs over special status issue.
(With IANS inputs)