Jagan violating party discipline: Jaipal Reddy

Updated - November 28, 2021 09:44 pm IST

Published - November 27, 2010 12:54 pm IST - New Delhi

Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy being greeted by his supporters in Hyderabad on Friday. The Congress today took serious note of the controversial programme aired by Sakshi TV, owned by the rebel Congress MP.

Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy being greeted by his supporters in Hyderabad on Friday. The Congress today took serious note of the controversial programme aired by Sakshi TV, owned by the rebel Congress MP.

Attacking rebel Congress MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, Union Minister and senior party leader from the state S. Jaipal Reddy today said he was violating party discipline and termed his actions as “very undesirable“.

Mr. Reddy said the Sakshi channel owned by Mr. Jagan, which telecast programmes attacking Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi was being “misused” to weaken the party.

“Everybody knows that the channel is owned by him (Jagan) and the channel is run for his own politics apparently. The channel is being misused to weaken the party. It is very undesirable,” the minister said responding to questions about the programmes aired by the channel.

Mr. Reddy said while Mr. Jagan’s father Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy was a “tremendously loyal Congressman”, his young son, “otherwise dynamic, seems to be confused“.

Maintaining that “Jaganmohan Reddy is violating party discipline”, he said, “Naturally the decision (about action on Jagan) has to be taken at the national level of the party.” He was responding to queries on the likelihood of disciplinary action against the young MP.

The Minister’s reactions have come on a day when newly-elected Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy is to meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi here and also finalise the names of his cabinet colleagues, who are expected to take oath before the Assembly session begins on Monday.

Congress had earlier sought a report from the state on the Sakshi channel’s show criticising the Congress President and the Prime Minister.

After receiving the report a few days back, AICC in-charge for the state and Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily had termed it as a “serious issue“.

Sakshi, the 24-hour Telugu news channel owned by the 38-year-old Kadapa MP, had launched a frontal attack on Sonia as well as the organisation in the one-hour show. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was also targeted along with the “coterie around Sonia” for the “sorry state of affairs in Congress.”

Days after the programme was aired, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah resigned from his post, which the party attributed to health reasons.

Meanwhile, the rebel Congress MP yesterday held parleys with his supporters, including several MLAs, apparently on the course of action to be taken in the wake of the change of guard in Andhra Pradesh.

It is understood that Mr. Jagan’s group has decided to adopt a wait-and-watch policy on their stance vis-a-vis the new Chief Minister until the formation of his cabinet.

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