All India Congress suspends its General secretary in Andhra Pradesh :Ambati rambabui

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The APCC general secretary and former MLA, Mr Ambati Rambabu, has been suspended from the Congress for publicly accusing the Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah, of trying to torpedo the Odarpu yatra taken out by the Kadapa MP, Mr Jaganmohan Reddy.

Mr Rambabu, a close follower of Mr Jagan, had also castigated Mr Rosaiah for celebrating his birthday before the first death anniversary of the former Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy.

The AICC’s move caught the state Congress by surprise, since there was the feeling that action would be delayed to prevent any ill-feeling in the Kapu community to which the former MLA belongs.

However, the union minister and AICC leader, Mr Veerappa Moily, who is in charge of party affairs in the state, said that the party had taken his utterances against the Chief Minister very seriously and decided to take immediate action.

Earlier, the PCC disciplinary committee headed by the former minister, Mr Kanteti Satyanarayana Raju, had served a show cause notice to Mr Rambabu asking him to appear before it and explain his statements.

He appeared before the committee and sought time till July 31 to furnish his explanation. The committee had agreed to it.

It was felt that this was a delaying tactic till the Assembly by-elections got over since Kapu leaders had said that any action against Mr Rambabu will be viewed as an attack against the community.

However, the AICC put its foot down and has decided to suspend him from the party regardless of the political fallout.


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