Hyderabad, May 26 : AICC Secretary and MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy on Sunday welcomed the resignation of ministers Dharmana Prasad Rao and Sabitha Indira Reddy.
Addressing a press conference at Congress Legislature Party office after the ministers’ resignation was accepted by Governor ESL Narasimhan, Ponguleti described the ministers’ decision as brave and said that they resigned from their posts immediately after allegations were leveled against them. He slammed the opposition parties for targeting the State Government on the issue of “tainted ministers”.
The AICC Secretary however, refused to comment on the fate of three other ministers facing similar charges of quid pro quo. He also said indicated that the government might provide legal assistance to the ministers who resigned from the cabinet after they were named as accused in the Disproportionate Assets case of Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Ponguleti also condemned the naxal attack in Chattisgarh and requested President Pranab Mukherjee to impose President’s Rule in the State. INN