Moves afoot to checkmate Damodar, Jana

Published: 05th October 2012 01:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2012 01:00 PM   |  A+A-

After neutralising the possible threat from Union petroleum minister S Jaipal Reddy, the Kiran Kumar Reddy camp now seems to have focused its attention on  two other potential adversaries _ deputy chief minister Damodara Rajanarasimha and panchayat raj minister K Jana Reddy.

As both Rajanarasimha and Jana Reddy have become a pain in the neck for the chief minister with a barrage of critical statements on the Telangana issue, the chief minister’s followers have started making moves to checkmate the two Telangana leaders.

To scuttle the efforts of Rajanarasimha and Jana Reddy, who are trying to unite the ministers and MPs from the Telagnana region so as to step up pressure on the Congress high command over the separate state issue, Kiran Reddy’s camp now roped in some Telangana ministers like DK Aruna and D Sridhar Babu to lead separate delegations to Delhi on the Telangana issue.

It became evident from Aruna’s decision to undertake a Delhi tour with the elected representatives from her native Mahbubnagar district on October 8.

The chief minister’s camp is of the opinion that Rajanarasimha and Jana Reddy, who are aspiring to replace Kiran Kumar Reddy, are using the Telangana issue only to corner Kiran with the help of some MPs from the region.

To counter their moves, the chief minister’s followers have decided to lead separate delegations to the high command to apprise the AICC top brass of the ground reality in the state.


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