Hyderabad: The ministers in K Rosaiah
Cabinet in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday reaffirmed their support to
the Chief Minister and Congress high command over the `Odarpu
yatra` of YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who invited the wrath of the
top leadership for defying its directive.
"We are with the high command. We are with the Chief
Minister. Sonia Gandhiji is our leader. There is no government
failure in handling the `Odarpu yatra` undertaken by Jagan. We
are all of the same opinion," Information Minister J Geeta
Reddy, who is Congress floor leader in the Assembly, told
reporters, flanked by 12 other ministers.
The assertion by the ministers assume significance as
some of them were seen as supporters of Jagan when there was a
campaign last year to install him as Chief Minister.
Dismissing the reported allegation of Jagan that Rosaiah
was responsible for the attack on Congress leaders who came to
receive him at Mahabubabad railway station, she asserted that
there was no government failure at all in the incident.
Health Minister D Nagender said it was meaningless and
irresponsible to say that Rosaiah was behind the stone-pelting
Home Minister P Sabita Reddy explained that the
government deployed about 3,000 policemen under the
supervision of senior officers as part of security measures
for Jagan`s yatra.