Congress house in disorder in Andhra Pradesh

Chaos is ruling the roost in the ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh these days.

Last Updated: May 26, 2010, 13:25 PM IST

Hyderabad: Chaos is ruling the roost in
the ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh these days - for
the first time in six years.

Members of Parliament are attacking state ministers,
junior MLAs are trying to take on their seniors, while the
latter are hitting back with equal vigour.

Legislators eyeing a berth in the state Cabinet are
sulking as Chief Minister K Rosaiah appears in no hurry to
take up the expansion exercise in the immediate future.

The only ones who are left exuberant right now are the
state ministers who have fallen in line and are singing paeans
of the Chief Minister, what with the Cabinet
expansion\reshuffle put on the back burner giving them "job
security".

Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has planned a "Odarpu
Yatra" in Warangal district from May 28 to console over 70
families whose members allegedly died either due to heartbreak
or committed suicide following the death of his father and
late chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in September last.

The MP`s proposed yatra has only compounded the woes
of the Congress as the state leadership is caught in an
embarrassing position on the issue with the pro-Telangana
lobbyists in the party strongly opposing the tour, saying it
would lead to a law and order problem in Warangal, known as
the hotbed of Telangana struggle.

The current mess in AP Congress started with Guntur MP
Rayapati Sambasiva Rao petitioning AICC chief Sonia Gandhi
early this month against "corrupt ministers" in Rosaiah`s
Cabinet and seeking their immediate expulsion.

PTI