New Delhi: Praja Rajyam party chief K
Chiranjeevi on Tuesday scotched speculation that he was being roped
in by the Congress High Command to counter Kadapa MP Y S
Jaganmohan Reddy, whose news channel launched a frontal attack
on party chief Sonia Gandhi.
"There is no truth in the reports that I am being roped
in by Congress to counter Jagan. They are baseless. Congress
is a national party and they know how to handle these issues,"
he told reporters after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
at his 7, RCR residence here.
Chiranjeevi also dismissed reports that his party MLAs
would be given ministerial berths as and when Chief Minister K
Rosaiah undertakes a cabinet reshuffle.
He rejected reports that he met Congress leader Ahmed
Patel along with Rosaiah today.
Visiting the national capital just days after Sakshi
channel carried a news report criticising Gandhi and Singh,
Chiranjeevi met the Prime Minister and urged him to grant
national status to the Polavaram irrigation project.
Chiranjeevi has been meeting Singh and other Congress
leaders since May and has openly come out in support of the
Congress is said to be toying with the idea of roping in
Chiranjeevi to counter the Kadapa MP.
Jaganmohan has been defying the Congress High Command`s
directives and has even warned that his "patience was running