KADAPA: Congress functionaries including municipal corporators raised slogans against Mydukur MLA D.L. Ravindra Reddy and burnt his effigy before the State guesthouse here on Monday.

Deploring Dr. Ravindra Reddy's remarks against former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's schemes, the protesters demanded that the MLA be suspended from Congress. They reiterated the demand that Dr. Reddy resign as MLA and contest elections to prove that he would win without YSR's charisma. Scrapping YSR's schemes would be detrimental to the interests of poorer sections and would hamper the prospects of Congress, they said.