Ahead of the district cooperative central bank (DCCB) polls, some Congress and YSRC leaders are learnt to be moving closer to win DCCB chairman posts.
YSRC legislators G Srikanth Reddy and Gurunath Reddy met minister Kondru Murali Mohan and former minister JC Diwakar Reddy at Congress Legislature Party (CLP) office here on Thursday. They confabulated for over half-an-hour reportedly on the strategies of their respective parties for the DCCB polls. According to sources, JC Diwakar Reddy wants to make his brother Prabhakar Reddy chairman of Anantapur DCCB.
The Congress secured 47 PACS in Anantapur district, followed by YSRC with 36 and TDP with 22.
There has been a fight between the groups of Diwakar Reddy and minister N Raghuveera Reddy who wants to see his close aide Tarimela Kona Reddy as DCCB chief.
In view of this, the YSRC’s role becomes crucial in the poll.
It is learnt that an understanding is under consideration between Diwakar Reddy’s group and the YSRC. According to sources, YSRC will support Prabhakar Reddy and in return will get the support of Diwakar Reddy’s group for its candidate in District Cooperative Marketing Society (DCMS) chairman election.
However, Kondru and Diwakar Reddy denied this saying they had not discussed the issue of DCCB polls with YSRC leaders.
Meanwhile, the two legislators of the YSRC also met ministers DL Ravindra Reddy and Ahmadullah, who are from Kadapa district, separately.
Though the YSRC stood in the first place in Kadapa district in the cooperative polls, it is facing the threat of rebel candidates and needs the support of Congress for a comfortable win in chairman elections.
Asked about their meetings with Congress leaders, Srikanth Reddy said they had not met the ruling party leaders to discuss DCCB polls. They met them on how to exert pressure on the government for irrigation projects in Rayalaseema, they said.