It is learnt that the party chief Sonia Gandhi herself had taken the decision to ease out the two union minister.
This decision of the party supremo to show the gates to anyone facing corruption charges, is going to reflect on the state cabinet also, say sources.
According to information, Sonia Gandhi has instructed the AICC general secretary and state party incharge Ghulam Nabi Azad to tell the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy to make state ministers Sabita Indra Reddy and Dharmana Prasada Rao quit the cabinet.
It is learnt that Azad asked the PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana to come to Delhi to discuss the issue and take a final decision.
Sonia Gandhi took strong notice of party leaders including MP V Hanumanta Rao and minister D L Ravindra Reddy themselves demanding the resignation of the tainted ministers. It is learnt that Sonia also asked Azad to reprimand these leaders and instruct them to refrain from public criticism of the party and leaders. However Sonia Gandhi took notice of the fact that continuing ministers facing corruption charges in the cabinet while keeping the YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy in the jail would send wrong signals to the people. It is learnt that Sonia Gandhi had instructed Azad to tell the Chief Minister and the PCC chief to ensure that a clear signal should be given to the people that corruption would not be tolerated, even if it was perpetrated by someone in high position.
It is learnt that both Sabita and Dharmana would be instructed to resign from the cabinet, within the next two or three days.