Jagan critcised but party in no mood to act against him
With his television channel showing no signs of relenting on sniping at Congress leadership, criticism mounted against rebel Andhra Pradesh MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy but the party appears to be in no hurry to take any action.delhi Updated: Nov 27, 2010 19:33 IST
With his television channel showing no signs of relenting on sniping at Congress leadership, criticism mounted against rebel Andhra Pradesh MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy but the party appears to be in no hurry to take any action.
The new Andhra Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy was in the capital today for discussions with the high command on constituting his new cabinet and the issue of Jagan's revolt came up in the meetings.
Senior party leader from Andhra Pradesh and Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy today said Jagan was violating party discipline but added it was for the high command to decide any action against him.
Y S Vivekanand Reddy, brother of the later Chief Minister Y S Rajsekhara Reddy, who is apparently keen on getting into the state cabinet claimed that Jagan will soon express regret to Sonia Gandhi over his channel's attacks.
The Disciplinary Action Committee of the party headed by Defence Minister A K Antony met yesterday and sources said Jagan was not listed on its agenda.
On his part Jagan held consultations with his supporters in Hyderabad and a spokesman for his camp termed as unfortunate Jaipal Reddy's statement on Jagan.
"Everybody knows that the channel is owned by him (Jagan)and the channel is run for his own politics apparently. The channel is being misused to weaken the party. It is very undesirable," Jaipal Reddy said.
The minister was responding to questions about the programmes aired by Telugu channel 'Sakshi' which had last week attacked Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress party and took swipes at Rahul Gandhi yesterday.
Reddy said while Jagan's father late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S R Reddy was a "tremendously loyal Congressman", his young son, "otherwise dynamic, seems to be confused".
He said it was not correct for the young MP to allow his channel to be misused against Congress.
"Naturally the decision (about action on Jagan) has to be taken at the national level of the party," he said responding to queries on the likelihood of disciplinary action against the young MP.
Meanwhile Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said, "As per our information, this (the content telecast by the news channel) was not news but views and people think that when views are expressed in media then the role of management is very much clear."
First Published: Nov 27, 2010 19:31 IST