New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday steered
clear of the controversy over the attendance of 28 of its
legislators at the inaugural meet of the outfit launched by Y
S Jagan Mohan Reddy.
"You ask the Congress General Secretary in-charge of
Andhra Pradesh," Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said
here on the presence of 20 rebel MLAs, two MPs amd six MLCs at
Yesterday, at the first plenary of the Jagan Mohan-led
YSR Congress Party at Idupulapaya, the private estate of the
Reddy family, in Kadapa district, YSR`s son took the Congress
The two MPs who attended the convention were: Mekapati
Rajamohan Reddy (Nellore) and Sabbam Hari (Anakapalle).
The MLAs present were: Balineni Srinivasa Reddy, Pilli
Subhash Chandra Bose, Konda Surekha, Siva Prasad Reddy,
G.Srikanth Reddy, A.Amaranatha Reddy, Adinarayana Reddy,
Mekapati Chandra Sekhar Reddy, Sesha Reddy, Dharmana Krishna
Prasad, Chandra Sekhar reddy, Balaraju, Prasad Raju, Golla
Babu Rao, Srinivasulu, Gurunatha Reddy, Kapu Ramachandra
Reddy, Kunju Satyavathi, Golla Barthi and Sobha Nagi Reddy.
MLCs Pulla Padmavati, Konda Murali, Jupudi Prabhakar Rao,
Desai Thippa Reddy, M Seshu Babu and Devagudi Narayana Reddy
too were present.
Congress is already facing a crisis in AP with its MPs
and MLAs from Telangana submitting their resignations in
support of separate statehood for the region.