Succession race hots up in Andhra
Supporters of YS Jaganmohan Reddy today sought to step up the campaign for making him the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh even as the interim incumbent K Rosaiah ruled out the possibility of any division in the party.india Updated: Sep 05, 2009 18:51 IST
Supporters of YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday sought to step up the campaign for making him the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh even as the interim incumbent K Rosaiah ruled out the possibility of any division in the party.
A day after Rajasekhara Reddy was buried in his home district, Union Law Minister and Congress party in charge of the state M Veerappa Moily said that the party was not going to apply its mind on the issue of succession till the mourning period was over.
In significant remarks, Rosaiah said there was unity in Congress in Andhra Pradesh, which stood solidly behind Sonia Gandhi and that, was the reason "we were able to get 33 Parliament members elected from this state".
The Congress high command's reluctance to get into the succession issue did not deter the MLAs, slowly trickling into the city after the burial of YSR's body in Idupulapaya in Kadapa last evening, from pursuing their campaign.
MLAs Prasad Raju of Narasapur in West Godavari district, N Seshu Reddy of Anakapalle and Tota Narasimha of Jagampet, both from East Godavari district, reached the Legislature Party office in Hyderabad and told reporters that Jaganmohan is the "right choice" for the chief minister's post.