‘Will go by Congress, Centre on Jagan, Telangana row’

New Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy Thursday struck a cautious note saying he would go by the advice of the Congress and the Centre on crucial issues.

Hyderabad: Taking over the reins of
power in the midst of immediate challenges on the Jagan and
Telangana fronts, new Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran
Kumar Reddy Thursday struck a cautious note saying he would go by
the advice of the Congress and the Centre on these issues.

In a balancing act, he told a press conference
shortly after taking over from Rosaiah that he would make
every effort to take everyone along.

"I have proved beyond doubt that I am comfortable
with every leader," Reddy said replying to a question on Y S
Jaganmohan Reddy, son of late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.

On the demand for action against Jaganmohan for the
attacks on Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the party
through his media outfits, Reddy, a YSR loyalist, said it was
an issue in the domain of the party.

On the Telangana issue, the Chief Minister said the
five-member Committee appointed by the Centre was looking into
it. "We shall act in accordance with the Centre?s directives on the issue," he said.
Improving governance by putting in new systems and
making Andhra Pradesh the most sought-after investment
destination in the country are the top priorities the new
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has set for himself.

The Chief Minister also asserted that all the
programmes promised in the Congress? election manifesto last
year and the schemes introduced by late YSR would be
continued.
Invoking YSR?s name to emphasise his course of action
as Chief Minister, Kiran Kumar said all the welfare schemes
launched by the late Chief Minister would be implemented in a
foolproof manner by plugging the leakages.

PTI

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