Jagan Reddy in touch with BJP, but to meet Congress leadershipBy ANI
Saturday, November 27, 2010
NEW DELHI - Out of favour Congress Member of Parliament Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy has reportedly sent out feelers to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), even as he plans to visit the national capital for talks with Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, A.K.Antony and Veerappa Moily next week.
According to Congress sources, the picture on Jaganmohan Reddy’s future with the party will be clear before or after Monday’s meetings.
Earlier on Saturday, Union Urban Development Minister S. Jaipal Reddy said Jaganmohan Reddy has violated the party’s discipline by criticizing Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his Sakshi television channel.
He said that the party leadership is pondering over the case.
Speaking to reporters, Jaipal Reddy said: “Jaganmohan Reddy has violated the party discipline and everyone knows that Sakshi TV is owned by him for his own political motives. This behaviour on his part is undesirable and the party High Command is looking into this matter and will take action in due course of time”
Jagan’s Sakshi TV has also been accused of targeting Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi.
The channel stated, “The 125 year old Congress party has suffered a huge loss in Bihar. It got only four seats. It shows that Rahul Gandhi”s magic is not working. The party has lost local elections in several states.”
“Andhra Pradesh is the only state where the Congress is strong. But of late even here the party is suffering. Every change is being questioned. The Chief Minister in Andhra Pradesh has been changed but it remains to be seen what Kiran Kumar can do,” the TV report added.
Earlier, Sakshi, the 24-hour Telugu news channel owned by the 38-year-old son of late chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, had launched a frontal attack on Sonia Gandhi and the organisation in a one-hour programme. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was also targeted along with the “coterie around Sonia” for the “sorry state of affairs in Congress.” By Sitesh Dwivedi (ANI)