There has been no breakthrough in the talks initiated by YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy to persuade party Nandyala MLA Bhuma Nagaireddy from leaving the party.
Following the media reports that Bhuma was leaving the party, Jagan sent his emissaries Vijayasai Reddy and Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy to the residence of Bhuma in Hyderabad this morning. They prevailed upon the reluctant Bhuma to go to Lotus Pond to talk to party president. However, after the meeting Bhuma left Lotus Pond without making himself available for the media.
After Jagan-Bhuma’s long meeting, again MPs Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and YS Subbareddy held another round of talks with Bhuma.
In his meeting, Jagan is said to have tried to alley the misgivings that Bhuma was ignored in the party. The appointment of Bhuma as the chairman of Public Accounts Committee was the indication to the fact that he holds him in high esteem. Still, Bhuma is said to have maintained silence all through the meeting giving an indication that he had made up his mind on his future course of action.
Meanwhile, his brother-in-law and Kurnool MLA SV Mohan Reddy denied the reports that he was also leaving the party. He said he won’t leave the party and continue to work under the leadership of Jaganmohan Reddy. Talking to media, he said the speculation was the creation of chief minister Chandrababu Naidu to divert the attention of the people from his corruption and failures. He also denied the news the he was being ignored in the party. ” We have no problems with Jaganmohan Reddy. We have full confidence in the leadership of Jaganmohan Reddy,” he said and requested the media not float names of innocent MLAs as if they were resigning the party.
Later, talking to media, Vijayasai, Sajjala, and YV Subbareddy said Bhuma Nagireddy was not resigning from the party. “He is in YSRC Congress and will continue to remain in the party,” they clarified. But the Bhuma is said to have declined their request to come before the media along with them.
Other MLAs from Kurnool district Budda Rajasekhar Reddy, Isaiah and Gouru Charita Reddy also denied the media reports that they were in touch with Telugu Desam Party.