I will not allow government to fall : says Chiranjeevi
I will not allow government to fall : says
Chiranjeevi, who joined the Congress on Saturday, said he would not
allow the Kiran Kumar Reddy’s government fall at any cost.
Alleging that some people who were backing a corrupt leader
conspiring to destabilize the government, he said such designs would
not succeed as 17 MLAs had joined the Congress to strengthen the
party of Sonia Gandhi.
“It would not happen,” he assured chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy
who was sitting on the dais by his side, reminding him that his
erstwhile Prajarajyam Party had averted a similar attempt when the
same group tried to topple the government headed by K Rosaiah in
2010. He said, “This time also, his 17 MLAs who joined the party,
would not allow this to happen at any cost.”
Chiranjeevi was addressing Congress workers and his followers who
gathered at Gandhi Bhavan.
“The magic figure (the half way mark in the assembly) was intact
even though many Congress MLAs left the party. Nothing will happen
to Kiran’s government. And it will continue to function without any
problem,” the president of erstwhile PRP said.
Congress would not be cowed down by the false threats of the MLAs
who were backing the power hungry, Chiru said, calling upon his
followers that saving the Kiran Kumar’s government was their
He said, “It is our responsibility to ensure that the government is
unaffected by such evil designs.”
In fact, the meeting transformed into a Jagan-bashing platform with
all speakers daring the YSR Congress president to do whatever he
could to topple the Congress government in the state.
The new Congress leader accused the rebel MLAs of trying to kill the
mother who gave them life. He cautioned them against support the
“king of the empire of corruption“. “People are watching you,” he
warned. Earlier, pradesh Congress chief Botsa Satyanarayana alleged
that the Jagan group was trying to purchase MLAs to pull down the
government. He alleged that many MLAs were kept against their wish
in the Jagan camp.
Chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said the Congress got a shot in the
arm now with the entry of 17 MLAs from PRP. He asked Congress
workers and leaders to work with new force wholeheartedly. On
Monday, 17 MLAs and one MLC from PRP joined the Congress at the
meeting attended by Kiran Kumar Reddy, AICC secretary B Krishna
Murthy along with former chief ministers K Rosaiah, N Bhaskarao,
several ministers, MPs and senior leaders.The merger at the
districts and constituency levels will take place in the third week