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Show cause notice for flouting party discipline sought

Resignation of MLAs - C. Adinarayana Reddy, G. Srikanth Reddy and B. Gurunath Reddy demanded

Actions of several Congress leaders causing embarrassment to cadre: Vishnuvardhan Reddy

HYDERABAD: Two Congress MLAs have demanded that the high command initiate disciplinary action against three of their colleagues for their controversial remarks against AICC president Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Congress MLAs – P. Shankar Rao (Cantonment) and P. Vishnuvardhan Reddy (Jubilee Hills) at separate press conferences here on Monday said the utterances of their party colleagues C. Adinarayana Reddy (Jammalamadugu), G. Srikanth Reddy (Rayachoti) and B. Gurunath Reddy (Anantapur Urban) amounted to gross indiscipline.

Dr. Shankar Rao said the three MLAs had belittled Ms. Gandhi, who had rejected the offer of Prime Ministership twice. “These MLAs know little about of Gandhi-Nehru family and deserve to be expelled from the Congress,” he said.

He said the party should take a serious note of their remarks and take action so that no other leader would dare to take on the high command. He dared them to resign their seats and contest as independent candidates. “I am prepared to resign and contest on the party ticket if Ms. Gandhi asks me to do so to prove that party is supreme and only on the party symbol, one can win election,” he pointed out.

Mr. Vishnuvardhan Reddy, on the other, wanted show cause notices slapped on all leaders, who flouted party discipline. “It is strange that the high command served show cause notice to may father P. Janardhan Reddy for talking about the injustice to Telangana due to raising of the height of Pothireddypadu project. But, today, leaders, who talk ill of the party and bring disrepute to it are going scot free,” he lamented.

He said the actions of several Congress leaders were causing embarrassment to the party cadre. “What are these leaders trying to prove by indulging in war of words,” he questioned. He rubbished the claims of some Congress leaders that they won on their own image and not on the party symbol.