Hyderabad: YSR Congress Party has denied reports of having back channel talks with Congress. In a statement issued on Friday the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSR Congress said that the party not in any of negotiations and alleged that Congress had been feeding rumours.
"We deny any negotiations or back channel talks with the Congress," said YSR Congress after reports that its leaders were in touch the Congress for support to the United Progressive Alliance as the Trinamool Congress had pulled out.
Jagan Mohan Reddy, whose father YS Rajashekhara Reddy was a senior Congress leader and the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh when he died in a helicopter crash in 2009, broke away from the Congress and formed his own party.
Since then Jagan has emerged as a very strong rival to the Congress and is now considered to be the biggest threat to its dominance in the state.