Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha Member V Hanumantha Rao on Saturday said there was no need to use former chief minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy’s pictures in the next elections.
Talking to media persons, Hanumantha Rao expressed confidence the Congress could come to power in the state using Congress president Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Rahul Gandhi’s photos without mentioning YSR’s name.
The remarks by VHR assumes importance in the wake of some Congress MLAs owing allegiance to YSR group claiming that the Congress would not come to power without using YSR’s photo. He appealed to the chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC President Botsa Satyanarayana to stop using YSR’s name as the Jagan’s camp is claiming its patents over usage of YSR’s name.
Responding to YSR brother Vivekananda allegation that congress leaders described YSR as dacoit, he said no one had made such serious remarks for the departed leader. He appealed to the Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana to convene a meeting with all the leaders to find ways to strengthen party from the ground level.