Surekha gives a setback to Rosaiah leadership in Andhra Pradesh with resignation

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2009 15:20 hrs

The Rosaiah government in Andhra Pradesh suffered a setback on Thursday as its Minister of Women Development and Child Welfare Konda Surekha tendered her resignation from her post in protest against Y S Jaganmohan Reddy not being made the State chief.

Describing her reason for resignation, Surekha told the media persons on Friday (October 30) that the masses always wanted to see Jaganmohan Reddy as the future Chief Minister but some senior leaders in the party had scuttled his way to the CM's post.

"We want Jaganmohan Reddy as Chief Minister and the public want him to be the Chief Minister as well. We have told this to the High Command but some senior leaders have given a different message to the High Command and want to disturb Jaganmohan Reddy's family. I have my resignation so that some reaction takes place in the party's High Command," said Konda Surekha.

According to certain constitutional experts, Konda Surekha should have submitted her resignation to the Chief Minister who in turn would have forwarded it to the Governor.

Meanwhile, reacting to her resignation, the Andhra Pradesh CM, K Rosaiah, denied any dissent in the party.

"Had she come to me directly, that's a different matter. She has submitted her resignation to the Governor. Governor forwarded it or my advice. So where's the scope? Come on tell me if there is a method? No, dissent, don't feel agitated there is no dissent," aid K. Rosaiah. (ANI)

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