Congress legislator Jogi Ramesh’s remarks in his constituency that Chiranjeevi would be the CM candidate for the Congress in 2014 elections created a flutter in political circles in the state on Tuesday. The intelligence wing was pressed into service immediately to confirm whether he made these remarks.
Curiously, Ramesh became incommunicado soon after his controversial remarks. According to information, Ramesh attended a private function in his Pedana segment, a Kapu dominated constituency in Krishna district on Monday. During this, scores of Kapu leaders from across the constituency met the legislator and discussed the future of their leader Chiranjeevi.
In an attempt to please them, Ramesh is believed to have casually said that there was nothing to worry about the future of Chiranjeevi as the Congress high command was contemplating projecting him as the chief ministerial candidate for the 2014 elections. “We will work under Chiranjeevi’s leadership during 2014 elections. We will all work like committed soldiers of Chiranjeevi in the Congress party,” Jogi Ramesh reportedly said.
Upon learning that his comments had created ripples, Ramesh reportedly told his close aides late at night that he had only meant that Chiranjeevi has a bright future in Congress. “We are working under the dynamic leadership of Kiran Kumar Reddy and Botsa Satyanarayana. We will all work for the party which would take care of Chiranjeevi,” Ramesh said.