Andhra Pradesh CM hits out at Jagan

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday charged that former MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy quit the Congress only to become Chief Minister.

Updated: May 04, 2011, 00:42 AM IST

Kadapa (AP): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday charged that former MP YS Jagan
Mohan Reddy quit the Congress only to become Chief Minister.

Jagan resigned from the Congress only due to his
selfish political motives, the Chief Minister alleged during
his campaign for Kadapa Lok Sabha seat bypoll scheduled to be
held on May 8.

Jagan`s father, late YS Rajasekhara Reddy, was always
loyal to the Congress High Command and worked to strengthen
the party, Kiran Reddy said.

"Jagan should remember that late Rajasekhara Reddy
worked as MP four times. Jagan`s uncle Vivekananda Reddy
functioned as MP twice. A Sai Pratap was inducted into the
Union Cabinet now after being an MP for six times."

Congress made Rajasekhara Reddy state Congress
President at a young age, twice as Opposition leader and Chief
Minister, Kiran Reddy pointed out.

Jagan`s statements about survival of the Congress
Government in the state reflected his political immaturity,
the Chief Minister maintained.

It was only the Congress Government that can
effectively implement the welfare schemes launched by
Rajasekhara Reddy, he stated.

Speaking at another meeting, the CM recalled that
Rajasekhara Reddy had expressed his gratitude to the Congress
High Command for giving him opportunities.

He appealed to the voters of Pulivendula Assembly
segment to elect Congress candidate YS Vivekananda Reddy,
brother of Rajasekhara Reddy. Jagan`s mother Vijayalakshmi is
the rival of Vivekananda Reddy in Pulivendula.

PTI