2nd wicket : Dharmana resigns
On Monday, after the CBI had named him as an accused in the chargesheet in the VANPIC project case, the 54-year-old Dharmana Prasad Rao reached Delhi to discuss his future with the Congress leaders.
While he stayed away from Hyderabad through Tuesday, several ministers met chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and tried to impress upon him on rejecting the resignation of Prasada Rao if he were to submit it.
Some of the ministers were worried that if it was done, four others – Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy, Information Technology minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Major Industries minister J. Geeta Reddy and Kanna Lakshminarayana – will also have to put in their papers.
But After his return from Delhi Dharmana Prasad Rao directly went to meet Andhra Pradesh Chief minister Kiran kumar Reddy and laid his resignation papers before CM ,While CM requested him to take back his resignation. Dharmana talking to press after meeting CM said Its all in CM court now, I resigned to ministry post on moral grounds.
Now CM has to decide whether to send the resignation papers for Governor’s approval or call a cabinet meeting to discuss this issue to decide this matter .