Andhra CLP to meet for first time since YSR`s death

Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 08:34

Hyderabad: The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Andhra Pradesh will be meeting for the first time since the death of then Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash on September 2.
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Law Minister and AICC General Secretary in charge of Andhra affairs M Veerappa Moily will attend the CLP meet as observers, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President D Srinivas informed on Thursday.

Srinivas will preside over the meeting, in which members of Parliament, Legislative Assembly and Council will participate.

Though the PCC chief did not spell out the agenda of the CLP meet, it is likely that a new leader will be elected.

The CLP will first pay homage to Rajasekhara Reddy and then take up other business, party sources said.

Though K Rosaiah has been continuing as Chief Minister since September 3, he was not formally elected the CLP leader.

Soon after YSR`s death, a section of the Congress legislators demanded that his son and Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy be made the CLP leader, succeeding his father.

The Congress high command, however, brushed this demand aside and constantly maintained that the CLP meeting would be convened at an appropriate time.

PTI



First Published: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 08:34

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