Congres president Sonia Gandhi is cut up with reports that the party Central leadership had drafted Sandeep Dikshit to work out a compromise with Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
A section of the media in the national capital carried reports that Rahul Gandhi wanted Sandeep, son of Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, to talk to Jagan and hammer out a compromise. The reports were reportedly based on a briefing from the Jagan camp.
Sonia, according to sources, was upset with the reports and demanded an explanation from Sandeep on who had authorised him to speak to Jagan on behalf of the party.
Apparently, shaken by the entire episode, Sandeep reportedly explained that he met Jagan casually as he would meet any other MP contrary to media reports that he was trying to stitch together a compromise formula.
In short, the sources said, Sonia Gandhi was still unhappy with Jagan for going ahead with his Odarpu Yatra despite her advice against the same. In fact, the young MP is all set to hit the road again, this time in Prakasam district from September 3.
Meanwhile, in a related but interesting development, Srikakulam MP Killi Kripa Rani made desperate attempts in Parliament on Thursday to catch the attention of Sonia Gandhi. But the Congress chief just shurgged her off.
The reason, according to party insiders, was a report received by the Congress president that Kripa Rani had extended full-fledged support to Jagan during his recent Odarpu Yatra in Srikakulam district.
Though she herself did not participate in the yatra, the MP’s husband was very much present and so were her followers.