Anti-party leaders list readied

Published Nov 27, 2013, 11:54 am IST
Updated Mar 18, 2019, 8:31 pm IST
Heads may roll with Congress high command deciding to set its own house in order in the state.
Botsa Satyanarayana.
 Botsa Satyanarayana.

Hyderabad: Heads may roll with Congress high command  deciding to set its own house in order in the state. The high command  has decided to take action against all those who talk against the party while expressing their views on Telangana Bill. On the directions of the high command, PCC is preparing the list.

Speaking to the media at Gandhi Bhavan here on Tuesday, PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana said show cause notices will be sent to those leaders who have been talking against the high command.


Answering a question the PCC chief said the list includes names of ministers, PCC office-bearers and also DCC presidents. Satyanarayana added that some leaders are talking against the high command while discussing the issue of state division due to pressure from the people and some are speaking with an aim to defect to other parties.

He said party MLAs can express their views freely when a draft bill on state bifurcation is sent to the state Assembly but if any one criticises party high command action will be taken. “This is not my word, this is the high command’s word too,”?the PCC chief said.


Ministers and even those highly placed (Chief Minister) are not above the party, if anybody crosses his limits action will be taken, said the PCC chief.

Satyanarayana said there is no chance of floating a new political party by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and asked reporters not to repeatedly ask this question.

Next: Guv urged not to prorogue Assembly

Guv urged not to prorogue Assembly

Hyderabad: Telangana ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Raja Narasimha, K. Jana Reddy, Ponnala Laxmaiah, J. Geeta Reddy and others met Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday and asked him not to prorogue the Assembly.


Interestingly, legislative affairs minister D. Sridhar Babu who belongs to Telangana region was not in the delegation which met the Governor. After receiving the file sent to him for his signature, the Sridhar Babu kept it aside as there was no necessity to prorogue the Assembly now.

If the file reaches the Raj Bhavan for Governor’s signature it would be seen as a request to prorogue the Assembly he believed. So when the file is still with the minister how can the Governor take a decision?

Speaking to the media after meeting the Governor, Jana Reddy said they had asked the Governor to convene the Assembly immediately after the Telangana draft bill sent to the Assembly.


He said people of Telangana will be agitated  if there will be a delay after sending the Telangana draft bill to the Assembly, hence they requested the Governor to convene the Assembly without any delay.

Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Raja Narasimha said that he had written a letter to the Governor on the issue.

If the Assembly is prorogued then the Cabinet has to take a decision on convening the Assembly and the file will be sent to the Governor for notification. If the Assembly is not prorogued on the advice of the Chief Minister, the Speaker will issue a notification for convening the Assembly.


Location: Andhra Pradesh