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Congress leader alleges conspiracy to oust Jagan from party

Stepping up attack on the Congress leadership in Andhra Pradesh, a close confidante of Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy today alleged that there is an attempt to send the young MP out of the party.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2010 18:15 IST

Stepping up attack on the Congress leadership in Andhra Pradesh, a close confidante of Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday alleged that there is an attempt to send the young MP out of the party.

"There is an attempt to test the patience of Jagan Mohan Reddy and to send him out of the party. This is not correct. This is going to hurt the Congress very badly," Ambati Rambabu, state Congress general secretary who has been suspended from the party, told reporters.

In an apparent reference to Chief Minister K Rosaiah, he said, "You are big in experience and status. You should not do small things. You should take everyone along and strengthen the party."

He also alleged that there is an attempt to "bury" the family of late Rajasekhara Reddy politically.

Rambabu found fault with the party issuing a show-cause notice to Congress MLA Konda Surekha, a known loyalist of Jagan, for making critical remarks against Rosaiah in a letter she dashed off to party president Sonia Gandhi.

"What was the mistake committed by Surekha? She wrote a letter reflecting public opinion. She released it to the media. Is it wrong? If that is the case, then why information about the notices being issued to me, Surekha and Gattu Ramachandra Rao was released to the media," Rambabu asked. He said the "elders" should think whether their actions would benefit the party or not. Rambabu's comments is the latest in the ongoing war of words between leaders close to Jagan and those loyal to the party leadership.