Slamming the hateful campaign against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Aicc General Secretary Rahul Gandhi in the news channel run by Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, the Congress workers under the leadership of Health and Family Welfare Minister Danam Nagender, Information Technology Minister Komatireddy Venkata Reddy and Congress Mahila wing president and MLC Ganga Bhavani staged a dharna in front of the statue of former chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy at City Central Mall, Punjagutta in the city on Sunday.
Addressing the gathering at the statue, Health Minister Danam Nagender said that the former chief minister YSR, who wished to see Aicc General Secretary Rahul Gandhi in the Prime Minister post in the parliament elections to be held in 2014, established the newspaper and channel to strengthen Congress party in the state by popularizing the schemes and programmes launched for the poor and middleclass.
However, YSR son Jagan has spoiled the party image by carrying out hateful campaign against Congress leadership, he regretted.
He also blamed Jagan for carrying anti-stand against Chief Minister K Rosaiah by stating that the government had failed to implement YSR schemes and programmes.
“There is no truth in the reports published in his newspaper. The Chief Minister K Rosaiah has committed letter and spirit to implement former chief minister YSR schemes. I don’t understand why the Jagan is carrying out this malicious campaign against Congress leadership,”he stated.
Taking serious objection over the anti-party campaign, Information Technology Minister Komatireddy Venkata Reddy demanded Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy withdraw his remarks and publish an apology and rejoinder in the newspaper immediately.
He said that any leader who makes anti-remarks against Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Aicc General Secretary Rahul Gandhi can seek their explanation and have a right question them.
He warned Jaganmohan Reddy of serious consequences if he doesn’t withdraw his remarks immediately and sought apology from him.
Warning him not to repeat such remarks damaging the image of party, he said the high command would initiate serious action against him soon.
Congress Mahila wing chief Ganga Bhavani demanded Jagan to impose self-restrictions and self-control before issuing and launching such hateful campaign against Congress high command and leadership.
She warned him of serious consequences if he did not drop his anti-campaign in the news channel and newspaper.