Kiran Reddy likely to float new political party on February 23
February 21, 2014 - Hyderabad
The passage of Telangana bill in the Parliament has forced the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Kiran Kumar Reddy to step down from the post as well from primary membership of Congress party on February 20. His followers are now busy in consultations for floating a new political party with some of his close aides in Kadapa district and yet to take a final call.
Minister for Minority Welfare Mohd.Ahmedullah and Minister for Endowments C Ramachandra Rao are likely to continue in the Congress party in the present circumstances. On the other hand 20 point programme chairman N Tulasi Reddy and Union Minister and Rajampeta MP A Sai Pratap are holding talks with their followers on their political future.
Former Minister and Mydukur MLA Dr. DL Ravindra Reddy convened a meeting at Mydukur on February 27 to take a final decision but he will not likely to sail with Kiran Reddy. However, Badvel MLA PM Kamalamma may move with the Chief Minster. Kamalapuram MLA G Veerasiva Reddy and former MLA V Siva Ramakrishna Rao, MLC B Chengalarayudu, Former MLAs N Varadarajulu Reddy and B Ramesh Kumar Reddy and in charge of Rajampeta constituency Meda Malikharjun Reddy are likely to sail with Kiran.
Minister Pithani Satyanarayana on Friday speaking to press at his residence in Poduru in West Godavari announced that he would be joining Kiran Party that is likely on February 23. Majority of his followers would sail with him to the new party, he said.