PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana on Friday indicated that the Congress will move to rid itself of nine of its legislators who jumped onto the Jagan bandwagon in recent weeks.
According to party sources, the nine MLAs against whom punitive proceedings -- including an advice to the speaker to accept their resignations -- will be initiated are S Vijaya Krishna Ranga Rao (Bobbili), Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas alias Nani (Eluru), Perni Venkata Ramiah alias Nani (Machilipatnam), Dwar amp u d i Chandrasekhara Reddy (Kakinada Urban), Maddala Rajesh Kumar (Chintalapudi), Buchepalli Siva Prasada Reddy (Darsi), Gottipati Ravi Kumar (Addanki), Jogi Ramesh (Pedana) and Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy (Punganur).
Perhaps feeling stronger after the landslide victory of the candidates backed by it in the first phase of the cooperative polls, the state Congress leadership has started acting tough on Jagan loyalists.
Satyanarayana spoke of moving against the J campers at press conference here on Friday.
Speaking in a roundabout manner, the PCC chief said: “The nine MLAs ditched the Congress and joined the YSRC only for the sake of money. They are as good as expelled from our party.” Curiously, he preferred not to name them.
When asked exactly who these MLAs are, the PCC chief said he would leave it to the imagination of the media.
He asserted that disciplinary action against the nine MLAs would not have any impact on the stability of the Kiran Kumar Reddy government.
“Our party has sufficient strength in the Assembly.Despite the expulsion of nine MLAs from the party, our government will last its full term,” he claimed