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Decision to quit was Rosaiah's personal choice: Moily

Wed 24th Nov 2010 05:44 AM
Decision to quit was Rosaiah's personal choice: Moily
Decision to quit was Rosaiah's personal choice: Moily

The Congress High Command on Wednesday made it clear that the decision by K Rosaiah to resign as Chief Minister was his purely personal choice.

Talking to media persons before leaving for Hyderabad, where he is expected to attend the crucial Congress Legislature Party meeting, Union Law Minister and Party In-Charge of Andhra Pradesh Affairs Veerappa Moily revealed that Mr Rosaiah had met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and requested her to relieve him from the post.

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Mr Moily added that "Chief Minister K Rosaiah wanted to relinquish the post and had met the Congress president. After considering everything, Ms Sonia Gandhi gave her consent for his resignation," Moily said.

Mr Rosaiah had on Tuesday denied meeting Ms Sonia Gandhi during his visit to the National Capital.

Asked if he foresees any political crisis arising out of Mr Rosaiah’s resignation, Mr Moily assured that "the Congress Government in Andhra Pradesh is stable. There is no question about instability."

Earlier, All India Congress Committee general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi stated that Mr Rosaiah was not summoned and that he had come on his own to Delhi on Tuesday.

"He had come on his own and expressed his willingness to resign citing some personal reasons. Today, he was informed that his resignation has been accepted," he said.