New Andhra Pradesh CM asks Cong members to be loyal

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister said the party was supreme and every worker should remain committed to it.

Last Updated: Dec 04, 2010, 21:33 PM IST

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N
Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday said the party was supreme and every
worker should remain committed to it.

Addressing a group of Congress workers who disbanded the
Jagan Yuva Sena and pledged their loyalty to the party, the
Chief Minister took an indirect dig at former Kadapa MP Jagan
Mohan Reddy saying that the late YS Rajasekhar Reddy never
deserted the party despite being a rebel leader at times.

"In cricket they say the team is greater than an
individual player and the game itself is greater than a team.
The same principle applies to politics as well," the
cricketer-turned Chief Minister noted.

Stating that he became the Chief Minister without ever
serving as a minister only because he remained loyal to the
party.

"Such recognition will come to anyone if they remain
loyal to the party," Kiran added.

Pointing out that the state was confronted with many
problems, the Chief Minister referred in particular to the
Telangana issue and said the five-member justice Sri Krishna
Committee was looking into it.

"We should abide by whatever decision the Union
Government takes on the statehood issue based on the
committee`s report. Whatever may happen on the issue, as
Congressmen our goal should be to win 41 out of 42 Lok Saba
seats in 2014 and make Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister," Kiran
appealed to the party workers.

State Law Minister E Prathap Reddy and Jagan Yuva Sena
leader Sathya Reddy were present on the occasion.

PTI