PRP legislators hold talks with AP Cong chief
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 23:19
Hyderabad: Several legislators and leaders of the erstwhile Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) on Saturday held talks with the Andhra Pradesh Congress chief Botsa Satyanarayana here.

The meeting assumed significance against the backdrop of reports about the possible inclusion of PRP founder Chiranjeevi into the Union Cabinet and the party legislators into the state cabinet.

Senior legislators C Ramachandraiah, Ganta Srinivasa Rao and other leaders of PRP met the APCC president at Gandhi Bhavan, the state Congress headquarters.

Some sources in the Congress claimed that the APCC president himself met Chiranjeevi during the day.

However, even though there was no official word on what transpired at the meetings, party sources said the leaders of erstwhile PRP discussed the issue of possible bypolls in the state in the event of the Assembly Speaker disqualifying the Congress MLAs, who voted against the government during the recent vote of confidence in the House.

Though 16 Congress MLAs, loyal to Kadapa MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, voted against the government, it survived the Floor test due to the crucial support of 17 PRP MLAs.

Though Praja Rajyam formally merged with Congress, it continues to be a separate group in the Assembly, as the formalities concerned with the matter are yet to be completed.

Meanwhile, senior minister K Jana Reddy, who hails from Telangana region, also met the state Congress president. Reddy discussed the plan of the ministers from Telangana to visit Delhi to meet top party leaders over the separate statehood demand, party sources said.


First Published: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 23:19

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