As Stephen Raveendra, from the 1999 batch of IPS visited Andhra Pradesh chief minister-elect Jaganmohan Reddy, rumours spread that he will be made as Andhra Pradesh intelligence chief
Amaravati: YSR Congress Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister-elect YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday (May 27) met various bureaucrats and party leaders in Andhra Pradesh.
Many IAS and IPS officers went to Reddy's Amaravati residence on Monday. These included senior officers like Krishna Babu, Vara Prasad, Sandhya Rani, Lakshmikantam, Satyanarayana, Pradyumna, K Bhaskar, Kartikeya Mishra, Ravi Prakash, and Mary Prasanti, among others.
However, Hyderabad IG Stephen Raveendra and AP vigilance DG Gautam Sawang's meeting with Reddy created much curiosity as soon after they met reports said Raveendra will be made AP intelligence chief and Gautam Sawang will be made the DGP of the state.
He would have held the post last year itself if former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu had not opted for RP Thakur. YSRCP had continuously made allegations against Thakur. Now Sawang replacing Thakur is almost confirmed.
On the other hand, many YSRCP leaders also met Reddy. The party has reportedly decided to go for legal option on the counting of Guntur and Srikakulam Lok Sabha seats. Guntur MP candidate M Venugopal Reddy, Srikakulam MP candidate D Srinivas, senior leaders Vijayasai Reddy, S Ramakrishna Reddy held talks with Jaganmohan Reddy. The TDP had won both the seats.
However, YSRCP candidates believe that the returning officers (RO) did not consider the postal ballot and service votes. They think that they would have won the election if ROs found the postal and service votes. According to reports, the party has decided to file a petition in the high court seeking a recount of votes in these two seats.
Reddy will visit his hometown Pulivendula in Kadapa district on Tuesday (May 28). He will go to Idupulapaya Estate to pay tribute to his father late YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
Reddy's swearing-in ceremony will be held on May 30. After the swearing-in ceremony, Reddy and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) will reportedly fly to Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Last Updated May 28, 2019, 8:36 AM IST