“He (Naidu) promised me to do everything to help develop my Anantapur parliamentary constituency,” he told reporters.

Anantapur MP JC Diwakar Reddy does U-turn on resignation says CM Naidu gave assurance
news Politics Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 09:48

A little over a week after he abruptly announced his decision to quit his MP post, Anantapur MP JC Diwakar Reddy from the TDP has made a complete U-turn.

The MP had claimed that his conscience hurt as he was unable to resolve the water issues and take up road issues in his constituency

“My conscience hurts as I have been unable to do the things that people of my constituency wished for. So, I am resigning,” the MP had said.

He, however, clarified that he will continue to remain in politics.

The MP particularly expressed disappointment over failing to provide drinking water to Chagallu village and Tadipatri in Peddapappur Mandal.

Stating that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had since ensured water to his constituency, he said that he had decided against his own resignation. 

“He (Naidu) promised me to do everything to help develop my Anantapur parliamentary constituency. There is no need to quit the post any more,” he told media persons at the Interim Government Complex in Velagapudi on Friday.

Stating that his offer to resign was not blackmail, he claimed that some ‘evil forces’ were trying to stop development in his constituency, without naming any persons. 

This was seen as a dig at Anantapur MLA V Prabhakar Chowdary who has had verbal spats with Diwakar Reddy many times. 

“Although the duo have had a verbal spat on several occasions earlier, they have started maintaining a distance for quite some time now. I don’t know whom to blame for this current crisis. But if there’s any reason for his sudden decision, it has to do with Prabhakar,” a senior party leader had told TNM earlier.

Diwakar Reddy had made headlines in June this year, when he was caught on camera pushing around staff members of IndiGo airlines at the Visakhapatnam airport. The MP also damaged a printer.

Following the incident, he was banned from flying by multiple domestic airlines. However, the ban was later revoked though he did not offer an apology.

The MP, who is also a businessman and co-owner of Diwakar Travels, had also created a ruckus in October 2016 at the Gannavaram Airport in Vijayawada.


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