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Updated: December 4, 2010 20:46 IST

Kiran Reddy asks party-men to be loyal

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A file picture of AP Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy. Photo: P.V. Sivakumar.
The Hindu A file picture of AP Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy. Photo: P.V. Sivakumar.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today said the party was supreme and every worker should remain committed to it.

Addressing a group of Congress workers who disbanded the Jagan Yuva Sena and pledged their loyalty to the party, the Chief Minister took an indirect dig at former Kadapa MP Jagan Mohan Reddy saying the late Y S Rajasekhar Reddy never deserted the party despite being a rebel leader at times.

“In cricket they say the team is greater than an individual player and the game itself is greater than a team.

The same principle applies to politics as well,” the cricketer-turned Chief Minister noted.

Stating that he became the Chief Minister without ever serving as a minister only because he remained loyal to the party.

“Such recognition will come to anyone if they remain loyal to the party,” the Chief Minister added.

Pointing out that the State was confronted with many problems, the Chief Minister referred in particular to the Telangana issue and said the five-member Justice Sri Krishna Committee was looking into it.

“We should abide by whatever decision the Union Government takes on the statehood issue based on the committee’s report. Whatever may happen on the issue, as Congressmen our goal should be to win 41 out of 42 Lok Saba seats in 2014 and make Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister,” Mr. Kiran appealed to the party workers.

State Law Minister E Prathap Reddy and Jagan Yuva Sena leader Sathya Reddy were present on the occasion.


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