Cong leader alleges conspiracy to oust Jagan from party
Stepping up attack on the Congress leadership in Andhra Pradesh, a close confidante of Kadapa MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy today alleged that there is an attempt to send the young MP out of the party.
Hyderabad: Stepping up attack on the Congress
leadership in Andhra Pradesh, a close confidante of Kadapa MP
Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy today alleged that there is an attempt
to send the young MP out of the party.
"There is an attempt to test the patience of Jagan Mohan
Reddy and to send him out of the party. This is not correct.
This is going to hurt the Congress very badly," Ambati
Rambabu, state Congress general secretary who has been
suspended from the party, told reporters.
In an apparent reference to Chief Minister K Rosaiah, he
said, "You are big in experience and status. You should not do
small things. You should take everyone along and strengthen
He also alleged that there is an attempt to "bury" the
family of late Rajasekhara Reddy politically.
Rambabu found fault with the party issuing a show-cause
notice to Congress MLA Konda Surekha, a known loyalist of
Jagan, for making critical remarks against Rosaiah in a letter
she dashed off to party president Sonia Gandhi.
"What was the mistake committed by Surekha? She wrote a
letter reflecting public opinion. She released it to the
media. Is it wrong? If that is the case, then why information
about the notices being issued to me, Surekha and Gattu
Ramachandra Rao was released to the media," Rambabu asked.
He said the "elders" should think whether their actions
would benefit the party or not.
Rambabu`s comments is the latest in the ongoing war of
words between leaders close to Jagan and those loyal to the
Surekha was served a show-cause notice yesterday for her
critical comments against Rosaiah and the party leadership.
Claiming that Congress in Andhra Pradesh lacked a
charismatic leader like late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, she
demanded that Jagan be handed over the reins of the party.
"Congress in the state does not have a charismatic leader
like Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. It is only because of the welfare
schemes initiated by him that people voted for Congress in the
recent by-elections. We are demanding that Y S Jagan Mohan
Reddy be given the party`s leadership in the state," Surekha
Without naming Rosaiah, Surekha had decried his style of
functioning and found fault with the way welfare and
development schemes are being implemented.
The state Congress leadership had earlier suspended
Rambabu as party general secretary and removed Gattu
Ramachandra Rao, another Jagan loyalist, as secretary of
party`s Kisan Cell.
Several senior party leaders have been critical of Jagan
and his supporters.
Taking exception to Surekha`s comments, former minister
Palvai Govardhan Reddy alleged that the Kadapa MP is in a
hurry to become the chief minister.
"He (Jagan) is irresponsible. He is in a hurry to become
the chief minister. You can inherit your father`s properties
but how can you inherit a political post?" he said.
P Shankar Rao, Congress MLA from Secunderabad Cantonment,
today said that Jagan has a bright future ahead of him but he
should follow the directives of party high command.