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CM denies rift with DS on candidates' selections

Wed 13th Apr 2011 11:01 AM
CM denies rift with DS on candidates' selections
CM denies rift with DS on candidates' selections

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday stated that he has no differences with Pradesh Congress Committee president D Srinivas over the selection of candidates for the by-elections held for Kadapa Parliamentary and Pulivendula Assembly constituencies.

Talking to media persons after emerging out of discussions with Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the political developments and by-elections campaign, the Chief Minister stated that he never had differences with PCC chief over any issue.

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He said the High Command was taking the by-election seriously and has ordered the state unit of the party to make all out efforts to ensure that the Congress candidates win.

According to reports, the High Command also discussed the strategy to be adopted for the by-election campaign.

Expressing confidence over the chances of the Congress candidates in the by-elections, the Chief Minister stated that there was no need to reveal details about his meeting with the High Command before media persons.

“I am not responsible for false media reports and there is no need to share the details before you (media persons),” he stated. 

Mr Kiran Kumar reiterated that former chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy came to such a high position due to his loyalty to the Congress party.

He described Dr YSR as an asset for the Congress party even after his death.

Earlier, the Chief Minister had met Congress In-Charge of Andhra Pradesh Affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ms Sonia Gandhi’s Political Advisor Ahmed Patel and briefed them over the campaign for the by-elections.