The Congress is waiting for passions to cool down in Andhra Pradesh before finalising the leadership issue in the state — probably next week.
But in a dampner to the Jagan Mohan group, which wanted Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s son to become chief minister, it indicated on Friday that it was in no mood to install a new CM, especially under pressure.
“There is nothing as a caretaker chief minister in the Constitution. There is a chief minister in Andhra Pradesh. A cabinet has taken oath. If there is a change in the situation we will inform you,’’ said party spokesman Manish Tewari.
He said the demand on the CM issue “reflected the opinion of certain individuals in the party’’ and the leadership was unlikely to take note of them unless they are brought to its notice through “correct organisational processes”.
Soon after the decision, state Congress leaders in Hyderabad went into a huddle to discuss their next course of action on the CM issue.
After the condolence meeting for YSR attended by leaders across the spectrum, the ministers and other Congress leaders met K V P Ramachandra Rao who was recently in Delhi to spearhead the move to make Jagan CM.
Meanwhile, the pro-Jagan group remained active on Friday meeting Union ministers Mukherjee and Jaipal Reddy.