Sources also told this newspaper that the Rajya Sabha member, Mr Janardhana Reddy’s wife, Ms Nedurumalli Rajyalakshmi, was being considered for the post of chairperson, AP Mahila Commission, which has been vacant for the last two years. In fact, the same post had been offered to her during Mr Rosaiah’s tenure as chief minister.
Meanwhile, Mr Chiranjeevi has asked 15 state-level leaders of his party to be available in New Delhi on Monday to meet Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad for discussions before Mr Azad leaves on a foreign trip. PR MLAs will also be asked to visit New Delhi after Mr Azad returns sometime after June 15. Apparently, Mr Chiranjeevi made it a point that every key person in the party be available for talks with Mr Azad who in turn will assure them that their political future in the Congress will be safe after the formal merger. Though some leaders in the party have not been too enthusiastic about Mr Chiranjeevi and other PR leaders rushing off to the capital frequently for “so called discussions on merger”, other leaders say that it is good for the party leaders to get direct assurances from the AICC as Mr Chiranjeevi was doing everything transparently without giving room for suspicions. DC