Andhra Congress has no objection YSR's son becoming chief minister: Chief Whip.Byline: ANI
Hyderabad, Sep.4 (ANI): The Congress party's Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh (än`drə prä`dāsh), state (2001 provisional pop. 75,727,541), 106,052 sq mi (275,608 sq km), SE India, on the Bay of Bengal. The capital is Hyderabad. unit reportedly has no objection to Jaganmohan Reddy, the son of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajsekhara Reddy, becoming the next chief minister of the state, the party unit's chief whip The Chief Whip is a political office in some legislatures assigned to an elected member whose task is to administer the whipping system that ensures that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. said on Friday.
M. Bhatti Vikramarka, the Chief Whip of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee, said that the unanimous view was that Jaganmohan Reddy should be the leading candidate for the post to ensure continuity of his father's most cherished development-related programs.
The comment comes as a fierce succession race has begun notwithstanding the Congress party's decision to put off the selection of a new leader till early next week.
Seeking to cash in on an emotional wave of sympathy, loyalists of the deceased chief minister have reportedly unleashed a strident campaign for making his son, Jaganmohan Reddy, the new chief minister.
"Jagan knew the mind of Rajasekhara Reddy. He alone can finish the unfulfilled agenda of his father," said government chief whip Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka who is marshalling the MLAs in favour of Jagan.
Congress sources in Delhi have thrown up other names as possible successors. They include Union Urban Development Minister S. Jaipal Reddy Sudini Jaipal Reddy (born 16 January 1942) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Miryalguda constituency of Andhra Pradesh and is a member of the Indian National Congress. He is currently the Cabinet Minister of Urban Development.
He has an M.A. , Minister of State for Defence M. Pallam Raju, former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N T Rama Rao's daughter and junior Union minister Purandeshwari Devi and acting chief minister M K Rosaiah.
Almost all the state ministers, about 22 MPs and several Congress legislators have pitched for Jaganmohan Reddy through the media even as hundreds of party workers gathered at the secretariat, CM's camp office, Gandhi Bhavan and various traffic intersections are vocally making a similar demand.
The Jagan group has reportedly met Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily Veerappa Moily was Chief Minister of Karnataka state .He was elected to Karnatka state legislative assembly from Karkala constituency of Udupi district.He was first person to become chief minister of Karnataka from undivided South Canara district ( Now split into Dakshina Kannada and at the Lake View guest house to pursue their demand even as many Congress MLAs faxed individual memorandum to the party headquarters in New Delhi New Delhi (dĕl`ē), city (1991 pop. 294,149), capital of India and of Delhi state, N central India, on the right bank of the Yamuna River. in support of Jaganmohan Reddy as CM.
They also called on Andhra Pradesh Governor N D Tiwari and submitted a list of 122 signatures in support of him being made the chief minister.
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3. sources, there was even an attempt to pressure the governor to swear in Jagan as acting CM immediately, but that was abandoned as Rosaiah had already been sworn in by the time the loyalists reached Raj Bhavan Raj Bhavan (Hindi for Government House) is the common name of Official residence of the State Governor's in India.
Jagan, 36, is a first time MP from Kadapa and is merely 100 days old in politics. While Veerappa Moily made it clear that Rosaiah was only an interim CM and that the Congress high command will chose YSR's successor in the next few days. (ANI)
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