Hyderabad: The Congress high command has
put Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on a
The high command is said to have gone into the complaints
against the Chief Minister over his style of functioning and
the disarray not only in the Congress party but also the state
government" party sources said.
"Based on inputs provided by AICC general secretary, in
charge of AP affairs, Ghulam Nabi Azad, after the first
meeting of the party-government co-ordination committee here
last week, the Congress? central leadership is said to have
asked Kiran Kumar to carry everyone along ensure smooth
functioning of the government and the party, the sources said.
A number of state leaders, including some ministers and
MLAs, complained to Ghulam Nabi Azad during his visit here on
January 5 that the Chief Minister was not taking anyone into
confidence on any matter and acting in a unilateral manner,
the sources said.
In fact, the sources said, at the Coordination Committee
meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarsimha posed a
number of questions to the Chief Minister, surprising others.
Political observers believe that the impending
by-elections to seven assembly seats, including six in
Telangana region, will be a test for Kiran Kumar’s leadership.