Congress confused over issue of disowning YSR

Congress confused over issue of disowning YSR

The Congress Party is in a cloud of confusion on the issue of disowning YSR with a section of leaders openly defying the idea and the leadership changing its stand more frequently to its comfort, YSR Congress Party spokesperson Ambati Rambabu said. Talking to reporters here, Mr Ambhati said, “The state of confusion of Congress is very clear, leaders like Sai Prathap and others have openly said that they cannot criticise YSR. Even Mr Palakonda Rayudu told TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu that he cannot speak against YSR. All these are indications of what is in store for the two parties.” Whether to own YSR or to disown him had been the Congress’ dilemma and the results of disowning him were in the open and would be more glaring in the ensuing by-polls to the 18 assembly and Nellore Lok Sabha seats, he said. Four ministers including Ghanta Srinivas, TG Venkatesh and Ponnala Laxmaiah faced the people’s ire yesterday and the April 15 Paja Padam programmes may see some more as there was lot of dissent among the people with the State Government, he said, adding, “It is time for Congress to introspection and refrain from criticising YSR as people are not prepared to take it in their stride.”