Condemning the targeting of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and leveling of baseless allegations against AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi by opposition parties, Pradesh Congress Committee president D Srinivas on Wednesday called upon party cadre to rebut those charges.
Addressing the presidents of District Congress Committees, City In-charges and coordinators at Gandhi Bhavan, the PCC chief said the High Command would initiate action against those who participated in the Jal Deeksha of former Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy at New Delhi on Jan 11.
He called upon party cadre to do their best in restricting the movement of workers with Mr Jaganmohan Reddy.
Mr Srinivas said the High Command was observing the movements of all leaders keenly and would initiate disciplinary action against them for their anti-party activities at an appropriate time.
When the DCC presidents from Telangana region asked the Congress to make its stand clear on the issue of bifurcation of the state, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy assured them the Centre would not delay the Telangana issue and take a favourable decision.
The Chief Minister called on the DCC presidents to strengthen party base in Telangana region by taking government schemes to the people’s doorsteps.
Reacting on party leaders moving with former Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, he said the party would not suffer any damage with the parting of a few leaders.
“The party has a strong base in the state and no one can damage the party image,” Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said.
Reacting on demands of suspension of leaders for aligning with Mr Jaganmohan Reddy, the Chief Minister said that the High Command would initiate disciplinary action against them for their anti-party activities, if proved.
Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said that the High Command would address all problems facing the state based on priority.
Reacting on the filling of nominated posts, both the Chief Minister and the PCC chief said the posts would be filled with loyal workers with a clean image.
Political observers believe that the Congress High Command is reluctant to take action against those who participated in Jal Deeksha since the state government can well fall into a minority.