Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh agriculture
minister Y S Vivekananda Reddy has submitted his resignation
to the Chief Minister N Kirankumar Reddy, as his term as an
MLC has ended.
"He (Vivekananda Reddy) has submitted resignation as
his term ended yesterday and I have asked him to continue,"
Chief Minister N Kirankumar Reddy told reporters here.
Vivekananda Reddy is a brother of late Y S Rajasekhara
Reddy. Though he has cited end of term as MLC as the reason
for quitting, there is speculation that he may contest
bye-elections to Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency or the
Pulivendula Assembly constituency, as a Congress candidate.
The bye-elections were necessitated after Y S Jaganmohan
Reddy and his mother Vijayalakshmi resigned as MP and MLA from
Kadapa and Pulivendula respectively.