By-polls in AP not referendum on Cong govt: CM

AP CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy said results of the ensuing Assembly bypolls in the state would not have any bearing on his government.

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N
Kiran Kumar Reddy on Monday said results of the ensuing Assembly
bypolls in the state would neither have any bearing on his
government nor could they be treated as a referendum.

"These by-elections (seven constituencies in Telangana
and 17 in Andhra-Rayalaseema regions) are being held in some
special circumstances. They will not have any impact on the
government. And they can`t be treated as a referendum on my
government," he said in an informal chat with reporters in the

He, however, evaded replies to other questions on the

When asked about the Congress` choice of candidates
for the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha from the state,
slated for March 30, Kiran said the party high command would
take a decision in this regard.

Replying to a query if the Tirupati MLA K Chiranjeevi
would be fielded for Rajya Sabha, the chief minister said, "He
is a megastar...he will be useful for the party either in the
state or at the Centre."

Kiran also sought to parry questions on ongoing CBI
probe against Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy, saying "the
state government doesn`t interfere with the CBI