Hyderabad: If the firm stance of the Congress on the Telangana issue is any indication, then the ruling party elected representatives who are hobnobbing with Y S Jaganmohan Reddy could be in trouble. PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana told STOI that the Congress high command has sought a detailed report on the participation of Congress MLAs, MPs and MLCs in the two-day YSR Congress plenary that concluded in Kadapa district on Saturday.
“They have asked me to submit a detailed report and I am sending the video footage of 21 Congress MLAs, 6 MLCs and 2 MPs taking part in the plenary and taking oath to strengthen Jagan’s party. How can anybody who got elected on the ticket of one party attend the plenary of another party meeting and take oath to help it grow,” asked Botsa. Apart from the video footage, the speeches of Congress MPs Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and Sabbam Hari as well as some of the MLAs including Konda Sureka are being sent along with a detailed report,” the PCC chief said.
The Congress has already served notice on four Jagan loyalist Congress MLAs for what it called ‘anti-party activities.’ They are Konda Sureka, G Srikanth Reddy, C Adinarayana Reddy and A Amarnath Reddy. ‘The high command has viewed with concern that more Congress legislators are getting emboldened to align themselves with Jagan. Action will be taken against these four MLAs immediately while notices will be served on the others who were present at the plenary,” said Congress sources.
Loyalists of chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy had been complaining that the inaction on the part of the party high command against those Congress leaders who are brazenly siding with Jagan will be construed as a sign of weakness. “But having dealt with the resignation episode by the Telangana Congress leaders with a firm hand, we are hopeful that a similar treatment is meted out to those supporting Jagan,” said one aide. TOI