Let Jagan go, won't affect party, says Congress MP
Hanumatha Rao also added that only a few people close to Jaganmohan may quit following his resignation, but it won't affect the party as it was very strong.
"Party will not be affected by his resignation. It was his own decision. The high command had given him a long rope. He himself wanted to go. What can we do," Hanumatha Rao told reporters.
Earlier on the day, Union Law Minister and the AICC incharge of Andhra Pradesh, Veerappa Moily stated Jagan's resignation as "most unfortunate."
Jaganmohan Reddy resigned from Congress citing that the AICC had humilated him for the last 14 months. He wrote an open letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi saying that malicious campaign against him and his family led to his resignation.
A malicious campaign was beign unleashed against me, my family and lastly my late father and a great leader of masses Dr YS Rajashekhara Reddy. Though I have been observing utmost restraint, concerted efforts were being made to send me out and dim my late father's image and prestige," wrote YS Jagan.
"Why efforts are being made to blur my late father's image? Did I commit any thing wrong?" Jagan asked to Sonia Gandhi.
Sources close to YS Jagan said that he will soon launch his own party in Andhra Pradesh.