Hyderabad: Stating that the Mahbubnagar incident where two ministers, Mr Jupally Krishna Rao and Ms D K Aruna, has occurred due to communication gap, the PCC Chief, Mr D Srinivas, has said that he had advised both to sort out the problem amicably.
Speaking to the media at Gandhi Bhavan here on Saturday, Mr Srinivas said that the arrests of both the ministers were to reduce tension locally. The quarrel between both the ministers was not a fight for supremacy but occurred only due to communication gap.
The PCC Chief felt that the government and the party have to sort out if there were any loopholes. He hoped that the problems were temporary and will be solved. Taking the demand for change of Chief Minister as light, Mr Srinivas said that this type of demands were common in a democracy.
Asked about the Telangana movement by the Congress MPs, MLAs and MLCs after June 15 if the Centre failed to announce a clear statement on Telangana issue, Mr Srinivas said June 15 was very far away.
Responding on “covert ministers” issue, the PCC chief said that everything was going on openly and there were no covert operations. He said that initiating action against the rebel MLAs of the party would be considered only after Speaker’s decision. Making it clear that the government was working properly, Mr Srinivas said that the journalists should ask the Chief Minister if they have any doubts.
Mr Srinivas said that he was not surprised about the news about new PCC Chief and added that he would welcome the new Chief. He said that he would obey the directions of the AICC Chief, Ms Sonia Gandhi, after retiring from PCC Chief post.
He opined that it was not possible for the TDP to introduce a no-confidence motion with the 90 MLAs. “It will not succeed, even if the TDP introduced no-confidence motion against the State government”, he added. (NSS)