New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday said former Congress MP Jaganmohan
Reddy`s decision of floating a new political party will not
affect the Congress in the state.
"Many people left the Congress in the past. It will not
affect the party in the state," he told reporters here hours
after Jagan announced that he would float a new political
party in the next 45 days.
However, Reddy, who met Congress president Sonia Gandhi
and discussed the latest political developments in the state,
parried questions on who will be the deputy chief minister.
When asked who will be the deputy chief minister, he
said, "Appropriate decision will be taken at appropriate
Reddy, who succeeded K Rosaiah as chief minister last
month, and Gandhi are understood to have decided on the
nominees for the posts of deputy chief minister and Tamil Nadu
Senior leader J Geetha Reddy`s name tops the list of
probable for the deputy chief minister`s post. This is seen
as part of Congress` Telangana package ahead of the report.
This is Reddy`s first meeting with Gandhi after he
constituted his cabinet last week, which triggered rebellion
with some of his colleagues resigning over allocation of
portfolios. The matter was sorted out after the High Command`s
Gandhi`s political secretary Ahmed Patel was also present
during the 45-minute meeting that is also understood to have
touched upon governance issues in the state.
Ways to sort out the rebellion in the state unit are also
understood to have been discussed in the meet, sources said.
Prior to his meeting with Gandhi, Reddy held
consultations with Patel. He also met Law Minister Veerappa