Hyderabad: The YSR Congress Party on Sunday lashed out at Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for his alleged comparison of All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi with the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi during his speech at a function at Gandhi Bhavan on Saturday.
Talking to media persons at YSR Congress Party head office Sagar Society in Jubilee Hills, party spokesperson Gattu Ramachandra Rao demanded that the Chief Minister withdraw his comments immediately and issue an apology to the Nation.
“By comparing the Father of Nation with Sonia Gandhi during the function to herald in Botsa Satyanarayana as the new Pradesh Congress Committee president, the Chief Minister has committed a major indiscretion and effectively insulted Mahatma Gandhi,” Mr Ramachandra Rao said.
He also expressed his strong displeasure at the alleged criticism leveled against former chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy by Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana after assuming charge.
Mr Ramachandra Rao also lashed out at Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy and the PCC chief for the ‘deliberate’ absence of the former chief minister’s photographs during official programmes.
The YSR Congress Party leader further wondered if the Chief Minister’s winning team meant that problems of the people would be solved or was the team would dedicate itself to improving the Congress’s image.
Describing the Chief Minister as the `most inefficient’ ever, Mr Ramachandra Rao said that the YSR Congress Party will picket district Collectorates across the state on June 13, to highlight the farmers’ problems.
As part of this protest, Pulivendula MLA YS Vijayalakshmi would picket district the Kadapa district Collectorate from 10 AM to 2 PM on that day, he disclosed.
In Chitoor, YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy would stage a dharna in front of the disctrict Collectorate.(INN)