Revolt brews in AP Cong as CM plans Delhi visit

A revolt is brewing in the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh, with at least five ministers coming out openly against Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s style of functioning and gearing up to take the battle to the party high command.

Deputy Chief Minister D Raja Narasimha and APCC president B Satyanarayana have emerged as the rallying points for dissidents who have been gunning for the chief minister, accusing him of being dictatorial and unilateral. Satyanarayana is also a minister.

 The renegades in the party, whose numbers are growing steadily, have been chalking out a strategy to “expose” the non-cooperative attitude of the chief minister and seek the intervention of the central leadership to sort out the matter ahead of the 2014 Assembly elections.

The latest provocation was provided by the chief minister’s announcement of a new welfare scheme for the girl child, called the “Bangaru Talli” (golden daughter), which calls for financial assistance to underprivileged girls for their education.

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