DS complains against Kiran

NEW DELHI: Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president D Srinivas has reportedly complained against chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to the party high command on Monday.

In meeting with AICC general secretary in-charge of the state Ghulam Nabi Azad here on Monday, DS said there was no coordination between the state government and the party and it may be reflected in the Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendula assembly bypoll results, sources said.

While many ministers in the Kiran cabinet campaigned for the bypolls, the PCC chief was conspicuous by his absence though the aides of DS claimed that their leader could not campaign as he had an eye surgery. "However, the real reason is that the chief minister is hardly consulting the PCC chief on any issue involving the party," said the sources.

As a result, the Congress high command is said to be keenly awaiting the Kadapa bypoll results, so that it can take remedial action in case the party fares badly. "Even the high command is aware that the Congress cannot win these two seats. However, the margin of victory of Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and Vijayalakshmi and the number of votes the ruling party secures is something that is keenly awaited," said the sources amid speculation that the TDP may perhaps better the Congress in the vote count.

Interestingly, although in New Delhi on an official visit, the PCC chief has not sought any appointment with Congress president Sonia Gandhi. DS is also lobbying for a legislative council berth under the governor’s quota with the intention of securing a cabinet berth in the Kiran government, the sources added.(TNN)

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