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Cong gets jitters as legislators cosy up to Jaganmohan

india Updated: May 26, 2012 23:46 IST
Ashok Das
Ashok Das
Hindustan Times
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Congress legislators are continuing to warm up to YSR Congress president Jaganmohan Reddy even as his interrogation by the CBI in the disproportionate assets case is on.

On Friday it was Alla Nani, MLA from Eluru in West Godavari district. And on Saturday it was the turn of SK Ranga Rao, legislator from Bobbili in Vizianagaram district, the home of Andhra Pradesh Congress president Botsa Satyanarayana.

Ranga Rao, who met Jaganmohan's mother, Vijayalaxmi, on Saturday said he admired her husband and former chief minister, YS Rajasekhar Reddy, as he became MLA for the first time in 2004, when the senior Reddy, who died in September 2009, was Andhra Congress president.

But he also said he loved the Congress and would decide his course of action after consulting his supporters and constituents.

Ranga Rao's grouse is against Satyanarayana, who has allegedly been interfering in his work in his constituency and scuttled his chances of becoming a minister. Chief minister Kiran Reddy and other leaders contacted Ranga Rao to address his grievances.

The Congress disciplinary committee has decided to serve show-cause notice to Alla Nani.

Sabbam Hari, one of Jaganmohan's close aides and Congress MP, said two or three MLAs would join the YSR Congress and some more legislators would defect in the coming days.

The disciplinary committee has asked the party high command to take action against Sabbam Hari.