Hyderabad: The ruling Congress in Andhra
Pradesh has issued show-cause notices to four rebel MLAs who
have openly been sailing with YSR Congress Party President Y S
Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee Disciplinary Committee
Chairman K Satyanarayana Raju issued the notices to MLAs G
Srikanth Reddy, A Amarnath Reddy, C Adinarayana Reddy and
Konda Surekha asking why action should not be initiated
against them for defying the party and siding with Jagan, who
quit the Congress in November last.
The PCC gave a week`s time to the rebel MLAs to respond
to the show-cause notice.
Meanwhile, government Chief Whip Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka
said the Congress Legislature Party would file a petition with
Assembly Deputy Speaker Nadendla Manohar seeking
disqualification of the four rebel MLAs under the Anti
The four Congress MLAs-- Konda Surekha, A Amarnath Reddy,
G Srikanth Reddy and C Adinarayana Reddy-- had been actively
campaigning for Jagan in the byelection to Kadapa Lok Sabha
constituency even as he vehemently attacked Sonia Gandhi.
In fact, Surekha went to the extent of saying that even
Sonia and Rahul Gandhi would lose if they contested against Y
S Rajasekhara Reddy’s widow Vijayalakshmi and son Jagan.
Taking serious note of this, Andhra Pradesh Congress
Committee president D Srinivas announced that the party would
crack the whip on errant MLAs who had been brazenly defying
In fact, the Congress high command too took a serious
view of the issue and directed the APCC to act tough against
the rebel MLAs.
Though many other MLAs too are openly supporting Jagan,
the PCC chose to initiate action only against these four
legislators in the first round.