Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Renuka chowdary's supporters behind tearing Sonia's Poster

The controversy over tearing down a poster containing the picture of AICC chief Sonia Gandhi in the Khammam district's Congress office last week, took a new turn with police claiming that the four main accused in the case were in fact followers of former Union minister Renuka Choudhary.

"The three arrested persons Ramesh Reddy, Mustafa and Saidulu were close followers of Choudhary and actively campaigned for her in the April general elections. We are, however, trying to ascertain whether they are still with Choudhary," a senior police official in Khammam said.

Repeated efforts to get a reaction from Choudhary were unsuccessful.

Some Congress workers, claiming to be members of "Y S Jagan Yuva Sena" tore down a flex banner in the Khammam DCC office on Friday last. The banner contained a picture of Choudhary and Sonia Gandhi dancing hand-in-hand with local tribals during the AICC chief's visit to the district in February this year.

The tearing down of the poster triggered a major controversy with those opposing the demand of appointing Kadapa MP Jaganmohan as the chief minister strongly denouncing the act.

Even Jagan issued a statement condemning the incident and terming it a sacrilege.

Courtesy: TOI

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