New Delhi: After meeting Congress President
Sonia Gandhi here, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah
today expressed reservations about the controversial yatra
being undertaken by party MP Jaganmohan Reddy.
"Where is the need for advise? How can I advise unless he
seeks it? He never asked for permission," he told reporters
when asked whether he gave any advice to Jagan, son of late Y
S Rajashekhara Reddy.
Replying to a question that he had once termed Jagan as
his son, the Chief Minister shot back "did I change my
relationship. He is still like my son and I continue to treat
him as my son".
There was no change in the relationship with Jagan, who
was pulled up the party high command on the yatra issue, and
law and order would be maintained, the Chief Minister said.
Rosaiah, who discussed party matters with Gandhi and
senior Congress leader Motilal Vora, said the 12 seats where
bypolls are scheduled for July 27, were held by TRS, BJP
and TDP and "whatever we (Congress) will win, it will be a
gain for us".
Asked whether Congress was planning any new slogan for
the bypolls, Rosaiah said there was no need for this and
elections would come and go and they were not "very
To a question whether Gandhi would be the star campaigner
in the bypolls, the Chief Minister said there was no need for
her to campaign as there were a number of people to undertake
Replying to a question on registration of case against
TRS MP Vijayshanti for making an allegedly inflammatory
speech, he said it was a decision by the Election Commission
and not by the state government.