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Resignations: Jagan camp weighs its options

With their resignations unlikely to be accepted immediately, the 26 MLAs belonging to Jaganmohan Reddy camp are getting ready for a long haul. Ashok Das reports.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2011 01:44 IST
Ashok Das

With their resignations unlikely to be accepted immediately, the 26 MLAs belonging to Jaganmohan Reddy camp are getting ready for a long haul.

The legislators fear the speaker may reject their resignations as in the case of Telangana MLAs in July. If that happens, they might go to the court to get their resignations accepted. Assembly speaker N Manohar, however, is expected to return to the city only on August 25.

After paying tributes to late chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR) at his samadhi at Yedipualapaya estate in Kadapa district, the legislators returned to Hyderabad on Tuesday. They would stay here for the next few days to press for their resignations to be accepted. Next week they plan to launch a 'bus yatra'.

"All of us will go around the state telling people how the Congress government in the state has not only diluted all the welfare schemes for the common man, but has now embarked on vilifying the great leader (YSR), by including his name as a co-conspirator in the Jagan assets case," said A Subas Chandra Bose, one of the MLAs who resigned on Monday.

Chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, meanwhile, held discussions with his deputy Damodar Rajanarasimha, PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana and senior cabinet ministers about the strategy to be adopted to counter the resignation move by the Jagan camp.

At the meeting, some ministers wanted the resignations to be accepted, arguing that their bluff should be called off once for all. They also argued many of the MLAs might not get elected again as things had changed much.

In another development, Jagan`s uncle YS Vivekananda Reddy returned to the Congress-fold after being cold-shouldered by Jagan.