Andhra MP Samba Shiva Rao quits in Anguish
TNI Bureau: Even as the Congress top brass has gone into huddle to give a final shape to the cabinet rejig to be taken place tomorrow at 11:30 AM, reports of revolt have come up. Andhra Pradesh Congress MP Samba Shiva Rao has sent his resignation to party President Sonia Gandhi after being denied a ministerial berth.
Samba Shiva Rao, a five-time MP, is deeply hurt that people like D Purandeswari, Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy, Porika Balaram Naik and Dr. K Kruparani have been preferred from his state, ignoring his claims.
According to sources, efforts are on to placate Samba Shiva Rao to take back his resignation and Ahmed Patel has been entrusted with this task.