JC free to leave: Botcha

JC free to leave: Botcha
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JC Free to Leave: Botcha, Congress Party Senior Leader JC Diwakar Reddy, Congress Legislature Party. Congress party senior leader JC Diwakar Reddy, on Monday, told reporters at Congress Legislature party office hear, that Kiran was the only one who was serious about the united Andhra Pradesh and had been going against the high command’s stand.

Congress party senior leader JC Diwakar Reddy, on Monday, told reporters at Congress Legislature party office hear, that Kiran was the only one who was serious about the united Andhra Pradesh and had been going against the high command’s stand.
He further added that PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana called him over phone and asked him as to why he had alleged that there was nexus between the Congress party and the YSRCP.
Botcha told Reddy that if he wanted to quit the party he was free to do so, but he should not try to tarnish the image of the party. To this, Reddy reacted saying that he did not require anybody’s advice on whether he should quit the party or not. He also reiterated that it was an open secret that the Congress had connived with YSRCP.
Meanwhile, Revenue Minister N Raghuveera Reddy, who had been to New Delhi two days back, said that it was not proper for anyone to revolt against the party high command or try to tarnish its image.
The minister however chose not to reply when asked if he was referring to the Chief Minister’s letter to the Prime Minister on Monday. Union Minister MM Pallam Raju also on Monday said that it was not correct to say that the AICC leadership had ignored the interests of Seemandhra region before taking a decision to bifurcate the State.
Kiran camp losing ministers?
The Centre appears to be moving at a fast pace to ensure that all the hurdles in the process of State’s bifurcation are cleared, even if it means change of guard in the State. This feeling was expressed by several senior party leaders, including JC Diwakar Reddy. Even some of the ministers, who have decided to fall in line with the high command, say that there were clear indications from the Centre that it would prefer to replace the Chief Minister if he continues to defy the party line on the issue of State’s bifurcation. Amidst the speculations, the Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy called on the Governor ESL Narsimhan on Monday at Raj Bhavan. This meeting assumes significance as the Governor is said to have submitted a report to the Centre on the prevailing political situation in the State. It may be mentioned here that Anam had recently held a meeting with 11 ministers from the Seemandhra region and succeeded in weaning them away from Kiran’s camp.
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