Hyderabad: Making it clear that the YSR Congress Party candidates would emerge as winners in the Kadapa, Pulivendula by-elections even if the AICC Chief Ms Sonia Gandhi contests against Ms Vijayamma, and AICC general secretary Mr Rahul Gandhi contests against Mr YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Congress Party rebel MLA Ms Konda Surekha said that she will not leave Mr Jagan at any cost. She exuded confidence that there will be am ‘August Crisis’ to the State and Central governments and the State government will fall itself in the month of August.
Speaking at the Assembly media point here on Wednesday, Ms Surekha accused the State government for reducing the gunmen for her husband and MLC Mr Konda Murali to 1+1 instead of 2+2. She said that the government’s reason for reduction of gunmen was that there was no Naxal threat in Warangal district and the Naxal threat was confined to only Khammam district. She said that gunmen were required for her husband not because of Naxal threat but due to threat from Opposition leaders. She said that the government has to own responsibility if any untoward incident happened to her husband. She alleged that the government reduced the gunmen only because she was loyal to Mr Jagan. She made it clear that she was not afraid of the government’s action and would approach the Court on this issue. She alleged that the government provided 4+4 gunmen and a guard at the residence of her political rival Mr Errabelli Dayakar Rao, and also offering to provide bullet proof car to him, but the same government was reluctant to provide the same security to her husband.
Finding fault with the appointment of Market Yard chairman which falls under the Parakala constituency with the advice of Warangal DCC president Mr Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy, Ms Surekha said that it was not correct for the Party to appoint the candidate belonging to Bhupala Pally constituency as a chairman of a Market Yard in her constituency. She made it clear that she will go along with the YS Jagan even though the government creates hurdles to her. Referring to the proposal of disqualification punishment against her, Ms Surekha dared PCC to initiate action against the candidatesm whose names she will submit to PCC. She demanded action against the leaders who brought the PRP Chief Mr Chiranjeevi into Party fold and said that the Party was threatening her because she was going along with Mr Jagan. It was not proper to the PCC to threaten her with disqualification; she said that she was with Mr Jagan for the last one- and- half year. She said that she will go to the Court on disqualification issue by taking the legal opinion.
Finding fault with the PCC Chief Mr D Srinivas saying that the BJP hatched a conspiracy against the Congress through the Karnataka BJP leader Mr Gali Janardhan Reddy, Ms Surekha said that Mr Srinivas’s talk lowered his level. She alleged that Mr Srinivas was talking like that to cover up Congress Party’s collusion with the TDP.
Instead of the Telangana Ministers saying that they will not participate in the Kadapa, Pulivendula by-elections, Ms Surekha demanded them to take a pledge saying that they will not attend the Cabinet meetings until the government scraps the G.O. No. 177 totally. She made it clear that she won the elections only because of Dr YSR’s portrait, and demanded the Congress leaders to resign to their posts and win again without Dr YSR’s portrait. She stated that the Congress leaders were indulging in cheap gimmicks and made it clear that Mr Jagan group will not dethrone the State government because it was formed by late YSR. She said that she will take a decision on her political future after the Kadapa by-elections.
Making clear that the YSR Congress Party candidates would win, she said that the majority will depend upon the poll percentage and alleged that the government will try its best to reduce the percentage in the Kadapa by-elections. (NSS)