Hyderabad: The ruling Congress in Andhra
Pradesh on Thursday said it is ready to face by-polls if the
resignations of 26 MLAs, who quit in support of Kadapa MP YS
Jagan Mohan Reddy, are accepted.
"Is it preventable? If elections come, we have to be
prepared. If resignations are made, we have to see the
alternatives. We have to do our work in the interest of the
party," State Congress President Botsa Satyanarayana told
He was asked if the state Congress is gearing up to
face the polls if it becomes inevitable.
Satyanarayana asserted that the Congress does not need
to persuade the MLAs to take back their resignations.
"Do we need to request or run after someone who says
that they don`t want to remain in the party."
He alleged that attempts are being made to make the
legislators quit their posts by offering huge sums of money.
There is no possibility of the Jagan-led YSR Congress
winning even a single seat in the bypolls and if it does, it
is like opening flood gates for corruption, Satyanarayana
The PCC President hit out at Jagan accusing him of trying
to derive political mileage by harping on his late father Y S
Rajasekhara Reddy, whose name reportedly figures in an FIR
filed by CBI in the cases involving the Kadapa MP.
As many as 26 MLAs - 24 from Congress and two from
TDP, quit their posts on August 22 in protest against
Rajasekhara Reddy`s name figuring in the FIR.