Hyderabad: The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr Vatti Vasanta Kumar, has offered to quit his post, owning responsibility for the total rout of the Congress party in the MLC elections from local bodies in the East Godavari district. The Congress lost both the seats in the district.
It is however said that the Chief Minister Mr. N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has asked him not to resign.
Other ministers are believed to have told Vatti that if moral responsibility were to be owned for the party’s defeat, six ministers and the Chief Minister would also have to resign. Vatti is said to be totally disheartened by the results. (NSS)