Cong Working out Settlement Plan for YSR Succession

The Congress is preparing a compromise settlement plan on who will succeed Andhra Pradesh chief minister YSR Reddy after his tragic demise in an air crash last week with four others, said media reports citing sources.

Reports said that as per settlement plant, Lok Sabha MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy, the son of YSR, is likely to be accommodated at the centre while caretaker chief minister K Rosaiah may continue.

Reports further said that MP KVP Ramachandra Rao, the right hand man of late YSR, has been assured that YSR’s family will be taken care of during his visit to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Rao is believed to have made a strong pitch for Jaganmohan at the meeting.

The details of plan for Jaganmohan are still being chalked out and senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh will visit Hyderabad for the purpose, said reports. The party realises that Jaganmohan has to be given some post and the party cannot afford to delay a decision for long.

Congress party’s Andhra unit wants Jaganmohan as CM and on Sunday, many members of the state cabinet declined to take oath unless he was given the post.

The ministers were forced to take oath after Congress high command stood firm. The Congress high command felt that Jagan, a first-time MP from Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency, was inexperienced and making him Chief Minister would expose the party to allegations of perpetuating dynastic politics.

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