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YSR successor issue to be resolved after mourning period: Cong

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 23:23

New Delhi: Congress high command on Tuesday said it will resolve the issue of successor to the late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy soon after the mourning
period is over.

"No sooner the mourning period is over, we will resolve
this problem," said Law Minister M Veerappa Moily, who is also
AICC in charge of Andhra Pradesh.

The mourning period ends on Thursday.

Moily told reporters that the party leadership has not
initiated any discussion on the issue and suggested that the
state leaders are coming and meeting the high command only on
their own.

His remarks came after K V P Ramachandra Rao, adviser to
the late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, had a meeting with Moily last

Rao is reportedly behind the campaign to make YSR`s son
Jaganmohan Reddy the next CM.

He also met Sonia Gandhi and said that she would decide the issue soon. "Everything
is left to the high command. Whatever madam Sonia Gandhi
decides," he told reporters after the meeting.

The party has said so far that K Rossiah, who has been
made the Chief Minister after YSR`s tragic death, is an
interim arrangement.

Asked whether Congress has formed a committee to resolve
the succession issue, Moily said "as per my knowledge, no
committee has been formed".

The Law Minister said he was not sure when he would visit
Hyderabad as part of the high command`s plans to resolve the

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 23:23

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