First Published : 27 Sep 2009 11:59:25 PM ISTLast Updated : 28 Sep 2009 12:14:31 AM IST
HYDERABAD: The demand to appoint Jagan Mohan Reddy as Andhra chief minister took an ugly turn with his supporters allegedly tearing down a banner having pictures of AICC chief Sonia Gandhi at Khammam district Congress committee office.
Though the incident occurred two days ago, when supporters of the Kadappa MP disrupted the teleconference by PCC president D Srinivas on the party membership enrolment drive, it came to light only on Sunday when a television channel aired the footage.
This has angered Congress veterans, who said that Jagan could not become chief minister through such atrocious acts.
“Sonia Gandhi is our supreme leader. We are all ordinary workers and neither Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, or Jagan Mohan are exceptions. In fact, Rajasekhara Reddy grew to such stature only with the blessings of Soniaji,” Congress Central Working Committee member G Venkata Swamy said.
He denounced the incident and wanted the PCC chief to immediately throw out such unruly elements from the party.
Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao attacked Jagan’s followers saying “their act of tearing down the picture of our be loved leader Sonia Gandhi was highly outrageous.”
K Rosaiah was appointed the interim chief minister following Reddy’s demise in a helicopter crash earlier this month.
He expressed anguish that the Khammam DCC leadership failed to initiate action against those responsible even after 48 hours of the incident. “As a mark of protest, I shall observe silence for 48 hours as a true disciple of Sonia Gandhi,” Hanumantha Rao said.
Another CWC member K Keshava Rao said “Acts like tearing down the pictures of Soniaji are totally intolerable. The guilty have to be sternly dealt with.”
Home Minister P Sabita Indra Reddy, meanwhile, directed police to register a case and bring the guilty to book.
Government Chief Whip Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, who represents Khammam district, met PCC president D Srinivas here today to give his explanation about the incident.
Labour Minister R Venkata Reddy, who hails from the district, said he was present with the PCC president in Hyderabad when the incident took place two days ago.
Other senior leaders of the party like Palvai Govardhan Reddy too condemned the incident and demanded action against the guilty.
Here are some of the comments under the news item of the said blog:
Fortunately, no congressman blamed the JP, RSS and Modi combine. This is really good news . The Congress leader Indira once said that there two islands of indisciplines in this country – one is Tamilnadu and Gujarath. Tamilnadu has already kicked Congress out of power four decades back and Congress remain a slave under ther dravidian parties. In Gujarath too , Congress was thrown back a decade back. Modi should ensure that Congress never come back to power so long as Sonia is at the helm of affairs. Let us see whether similar developments happen in Andhra Pradesh.
9/28/2009 12:12:00 PM Vienna,28-09-2009
Hooliganism has place in a democracy.If any one thinks that indeed is the ladder for power he should look at the face of LKA and learn.My mother was an Indian. My son´s mother is not.It does not matter it makes us a family. -Kulamarva Balakrishna
By Kulamarva Balakrishna
9/28/2009 11:06:00 AM
once again this proves that the con-men party is comrprised of charlatans, crooks and goondas from top to bottom. the differnce is only of degrees. these supporters will stop at nothing to have their man as their CM so alibaba and 40 thieves can live happily ever after. sonia has enoucaged such things and naturally the party has to pay for it. she cant even remove sharad pawar or his crony praful becuase of the hold pawar has over her. everyone from top to bottom likes to loot the country by fooling the people and add to their swiss bank accounts. in a sense, as a whole this party is holding the entire country to ransom. even the minorities who were faovring them are fed up. there is growing resentment amongst the true members of that party.
9/28/2009 9:34:00 AM
Just a symbolic protest of tearing down the picture of Sonia Gandhi need not provoke a such reaction from congresswallahs. They have once again exhibited their slave mentality and pawned their pride and honour to a woman. Or was it the fear of retribution that prompted their reaction to a trivilal incidence. History repeats itself when a past chief minister of AP who carried a pair of chappals to the airport to hand it over personally to Rajiv Gandhi. It is a pity that AP does not have another leader like N T Rama Rao who had succeeded in demolishing slavery and restoring the Telughu pride. Sonia has let loose her meanians to do the job of witch hunting and keeps a sphinks like face. Now we will see how much her dogs will bark.
9/28/2009 2:29:00 AM
The Italian Scoundrel Thief Sonia known as Antonia Maino should be Tried and Sentenced or Kicked out of India along with her stupid Italian kids. This family of Thugs is ruining India and they have Looted Billions out of India. This bitch is not an MP, PM or President but yet Rules the Indian Natives Worse than the British Days. This woman will go down like Imelda Marcos and will be tried by the Indian people. Bledy Criminal and Shit of a Bitch!
9/28/2009 1:30:00 AM