"There may not be any show cause notices. They have crossed the ''Laxman Rekha''. They can be disqualified," Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Disciplinary Committee K Satyanarayana Raju told reporters in his native West Godavari district.
State Congress President D Srinivas, too, had said that the party high command has taken a serious note of the presence of the MLAs at Jagan''s protest in Delhi last month and that tough action could follow. About 30 party MLAs attended Jagan''s one-day fast in Delhi on January to highlight the alleged adverse impact of the verdict of con AP farmers.
Taking a serious note of the defiance of the MLAs, the Congress leadership had said it would take an appropriate action at an appropriate time.
However, the number of loyalists of Jagan appeared to have come down after Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy held talks with a number of MLAs supporting the former Kadapa MP.
Meanwhile, the Congress high command''s decision to join hands with Praja Rajyam chief Chiranjeevi is seen as a move to neutralise the threat from the Jagan camp.