Though the Kadapa MP, Mr Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, has been advised by his well-wishers to attend the AICC session in New Delhi, he has not yet received an invitation from the Congress for the session on November 2.
Sources close to the MP said that Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is in the midst of his Odarpu Yatra in Nellore district, was advised by his well-wishers from Delhi that it would be good for him to be present in the AICC session wherein a condolence resolution regarding the demise of his father and former Chief Minister Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy is to be adopted. Sources said Mr Jagan might skip the yatra for a day and participate in the AICC session provided he receives an invitation. Owing to non-completion of party elections in AP, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress high command has, in principle, decided to extend invitations to all former AICC members from the states as special invitees, duly deleting the names of those who have demised or have left the party.
Meanwhile staunch loyalists of Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy, former ministers Ms Konda Surekha and Mr M. Mareppa, have not been invited to the Delhi meet because of reports sent by the PCC against them for issuing statements criticising the party leadership. The AICC Disciplinary Committee is yet to initiate action on the reports.
Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy’s camp is seeing this as a vindictive measure as some leaders who have also made adverse comments against the party leadership and Chief Minister K. Rosaiah, have received invites.