Jagan camp nixes Congress high command suggestion
Congress leaders close to Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy today disagreed with the party high command's idea of consoling the kin of those who died after YS Rajasekhara Reddy's death by assembling them at respective district headquarters.india Updated: Aug 20, 2010 21:00 IST
Congress leaders close to Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday disagreed with the party high command's idea of consoling the kin of those who died after YS Rajasekhara Reddy's death by assembling them at respective district headquarters.
"I don't think it is proper to ask the family members of those who died after Rajasekhara Reddy's death to assemble at the district headquarters for offering them financial assistance. True consoling would be by going to their homes," Jagan's uncle and MLC YS Vivekananda Reddy said.
Union Minister D Puradeswari said on Thursday Congress high command had suggested to Jagan to assemble all those to be consoled at each district headquarters and offer them financial assistance.
A statue of Rajasekhara Reddy can be installed at the district headquarters when the people are assembled, she said.
State Mines Minister B Srinivasa Reddy, a close relative of Jagan, also said it is not proper to assemble those to be consoled at one place. "People are voluntarily coming forward to instal the statues of Rajasekhara Reddy. So, I don't think it is correct to instal statue at the district headquarters," he said.
Srinivasa Reddy has made it clear to Chief Minister K Rosaiah that he would take part in Jagan's consolation yatra when the latter called him up to convey that the high command is against leaders participating in the tour.
First Published: Aug 20, 2010 20:58 IST