YSR Congress MLAs from Nellore district, Kakani Govardhan Reddy from Sarvepalli and Kotamreddy Sridhar Reddy from Nellore Rural, seems to have ironed out their differences, five days ahead of chief minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s prestigious visit to the district. The chief minister is scheduled to launch the YSR Rythu Bharosa in Nellore on October 15 and the two MLAs have promised to work together and make the event a success.
The squabbles between the two legislators came to the light with Venkatachalam MPDO (Mandal Parishad Development Officer) Sarala holding protest at the police station demanding case against Kotamreddy Sridhar Reddy alleging him of attacking her house. She held a sit-in protest in front of the police station, which went viral in the media forcing the party president and chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy to order probe and take action against the guilty.
The police, after preliminary enquiry have arrested Sridhar Reddy and released him on bail. At this juncture, Sridhar Reddy alleged conspiracy by Govardhan Reddy against him, while the latter denied his role. The differences between the two legislators for supremacy in the district politics have become talk of the state.
Following this, chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy had assigned the task of bringing peace between the two warring legislators to, TTD chairman Y V Subba Reddy and party general secretary and government advisor Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy. They held a meeting at Subba Reddy’s house where the two legislators were asked to sit across the table to sort out the issues.
Sridhar Reddy was found fault for speaking directly to the officials in Govardhan Reddy’s constituency, without his knowledge. The legislators were asked not to have direct contact with the officials or the party workers of other constituencies without the knowledge and involvement of the concerned legislator. The message was clear for the legislators for which they agreed and bury the hatchet. It is to be seen how the two legislators work together keeping their political differences aside, despite the peace talks.