Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah has written a letter to AICC chief Sonia Gandhi expressing sincere regrets over the unfortunate and uncalled for incidents wherein supporters of Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy tore down a banner containing her picture in Khammam and torched two APSRTC buses in Rajahmundry.
"I may be permitted to bring to your notice with deep pain and grief an incident wherein some Congress workers resorted to undisciplined and unruly behaviour of tearing down a flex banner containing pictures of various leaders, including yourself in Khammam district Congress office. In another incident in Rajahmundry, Congress workers burned two RTC buses. This is an emotional act of some disgruntled elements as a mark of protest," Rosaiah said in the letter sent today.
The Chief Minister said the Pradesh Congress Committee president has already issued instructions for suspension of those responsible for the Khammam incident while a criminal case has also been registered. While four persons responsible for tearing down the banner were suspended from the party, the police already arrested three of them.
Jaganmohan Reddy has also condemned the incidents and sought severe action against the guilty. Strict instructions have been issued for continuation of the party membership enrolment drive in the state, Rosaiah said.
"I express my sincere regrets for those unfortunate and uncalled for incidents. All measures have been taken to prevent recurrence of such incidents. I assure you that I will leave no stone unturned in maintenance of peace and law and order in the state, the Chief Minister told Sonia Gandhi in the letter.