Hyderabad: Strongly opposing the PRP MLC Mr C Ramachandraiah’s candidature for a Cabinet post in the State, Rayalaseema senior Congress MLA Mr G Veerashiva Reddy has demanded the Chief Minister to induct persons who won the direct election into his Cabinet, instead of MLCs.
Speaking to the media at CLP office premises here on Friday, Mr Veerashiva Reddy said that they met the Chief Minister on Thursday to ask him to give importance to Mr YS Vivekananda Reddy. Responding to queries posed by the reporters, Mr Veerashiva Reddy said that the Chief Minister has to induct Mr Chengal Rayudu, MLC from Kadapa district, in the proposed Cabinet reshuffle, and if possible the Chief Minister has to give a minister post to him (Veerashiva Reddy).
Alleging that Mr Ramachandraiah had contested from Machilipatnam leaving Kadapa district, Mr Veerashiva Reddy said that Mr Ramachandraiah was not a strong politician in Kadapa district. He said that he was not bothered about allotting two or three minister posts to the PRP MLAs, but perturbed about Mr Ramachandraiah’s candidature. He said that he will meet Mr Chiranjeevi and ask him not to propose Mr Ramachandraiah for the minister post. There were many candidates in the PRP from Telangana, Andhra and Rayalaseema to give minister post, he said and added that Mr Chiranjeevi has to maintain social justice, but that does not mean proposing a candidate from his community.
He said that the Kadapa Congress leaders were united to fight against the TDP and YSR Congress party Chief Mr YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and it was not possible to fight against them if the minister post was given to Mr Ramachandraiah.
Stating that Mr Jagan has no strength to topple the State government, Mr Veerashiva Reddy said that Mr Jagan has to meet the Governor directly instead of demanding the TDP Chief Mr N Chandrababu Naidu to introduce the no-trust motion in the House. The election of speaker had clearly shown the strength of Mr Jagan, he said.
He said that the Congress party complained to the Speaker against the four Congress MLAs seeking action, following his demand.