Letter purportedly written by Union Minister Kishore Chandra Deo creates flutter in the Congress cadre
November 19, 2012 - Hyderabad
A letter purportedly written by the Araku MP and Union Minister for Panchayat Raj and Tribal Welfare V Kishore Chandra Deo to the Congress high command created flutter among the rank and cadre of the Congress party circles. The letter is a 11 page note reportedly sent by him recommending the sacking of the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy terming him an in-effective Chief Minister and Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Botcha Satyanarayana as 'mafia and liquor don'.
Union Minister denies
After a report on the letter was published, Union Minister Kishore Chandra Deo immediately denied having submitted such a note to the party. He said that in the last five months, he never submitted a note to the party high command and added that there is no need for him to do as he lives in Delhi and can state whatever he wants to the Congress high command in person. Kishore Chandra Deo is said to have described the Chief Minister as an ineffective chief minister and needs to be replaced at the earliest and alleged that he did not command any respect form his colleagues and is not able to motivate the bureaucracy and state machinery to work. The alleged comments on the PCC chief is more damaging and reportedly stated him as 'the don of the liquor mafia, the land mafia and the mining mafia' and the fountainhead of corruption, and even more damaging comments are that 'it is difficult to find a worse persons for this post than the present incumbent he reportedly said.
Botcha to take legal action
The PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana said that he would initiate a legal action against the newspaper which carried the report. He said that he did not believe that a senior leader like Kishore Chandra Deo writes such a letter. He added that this is a false and baseless report. He saw a conspiracy hatched by his detractors to tarnish his image.
No knowledge of such a letter, says Congress spokesman
Congress spokesperson Sandeep Diksit said that he didn't have knowledge and if he had written such a letter and if he writes, it is his personal view.