Thursday, 1 September 2016


By Udumula Sudhakar Reddy

The trend of trusted aides of Chief Ministers and party leaders being nominated to the Rajya
Sabha is a regular feature in AP and TS. This time too, it is likely that contractors and close
confidants of CMs and party bosses will get into the Upper House.
Then Chief Minsiter Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy had sent his close aide K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao
to the Rajya Sabha. YSRC chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy decided to field his auditor V. Vijay Sai Reddy to the Upper House. AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had previously nominated
industrialist Sujana Chowdary and contractor C.M. Ramesh to the Upper House.
Earlier too, Mr Naidu had nominated his close confidants Khambapati Rammohan Rao and
Garikapati Ramamohan Rao to the RS. In several such cases, the MPs indulged in actions that raised controversy. While Mr Ramachandra Rao was grilled by the CBI in some cases, another case is pending against him in the US.
Mr Vijay Sai Reddy has been arrested and is facing trial in several cases relating to Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy’s alleged quid pro quo deals. Mr Chowdary, a Union minister, is facing a civil case with regard to the Mauritius Bank. Political circles are waiting to see who TS Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will send to the Rajya Sabha. 

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