Former Speaker Nadendla Manohar quits Congress

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Former united Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker and Congress senior leader Nadendla Manohar today resigned the Congress party.

According to sources close to him said that he is planning to join Jana Sena Party. The attempts of APCC president N.Raghuveera Reddy to reconsider the decision went in vain. The resignation is said to be the differences with APCC president Raghuveera Reddy.

After the sudden death of former Chief Minister Rajasekhara Reddy, Manohar as a successor to Kiran Kumar Reddy in the Speaker’s Chair made a good term during the troubled time of bifurcation of the State. The two leaders, however, had parted ways when Kiran quit the Congress to launch his own party. Another fact is that Manohar away from Congress was the party’s alleged soft stand towards YSRCP chief Jagan Reddy. Though it was the exodus of the Congress party workers in the YSRCP that broke its back, the Congress leaders rarely highlighted the point.

Manohar’s supporters said a collective decision was taken to approach the JSP as it was a new party and his chances of rising up the ranks were better.

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