Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: The indecisiveness of the District Congress Committee over passing a resolution in favour of the candidature of Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has created a stir in the party circles. A week after the tragic demise of late Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash, the DCC has not made up its mind on the issue raising speculations of a divided opinion in the party circles.

While YSR loyalists have been fuming at the indecisiveness of DCC president Singam Basavapunniah, another section of Congress leaders have taken to recourse on to the legality of the DCC, the new committee of which has not been formed since the retirement of M. Seshagiri Rao a year ago.

Party leaders however have divergent views on the issue. While a former DCC president and a present MLC said that since a new committee has not been formed, the question of passing a resolution does not arise.

Countering the view, ex-president of DCC M. Seshagiri Rao said that that since the new committee has not been formed, the old committee could continue to function and pass a resolution. He went a step ahead and said that even in the absence of DCC president, committee members could also pass a requisition. “The DCC should go by public opinion and not take shelter under technical issues,” he said.

Former Chilakaluripet MLA Marri Rajasekhar stirred the hornets’ nest at a condolence meeting held here on Wednesday by asking the DCC to pass a resolution favouring the candidature of Jagan as the next CM. But his proposal was reportedly shot down by Mr. Basavapunniah on the pretext that the party high command had asked for restraint on the issue.

But with overwhelming public support , it remains to be seen for how long the DCC could resist the pressures to pass a resolution.