Jagan going against wishes of father: Congress MP

A Congress MP from Andhra Pradesh slammed Jaganmohan Reddy for treating like `traitors` those who did not join his newly floated party and said he was going against the wishes of his father late Rajasekhar Reddy.

Updated: Apr 29, 2011, 18:29 PM IST

New Delhi: A Congress MP from Andhra
Pradesh on Friday slammed YS Jaganmohan Reddy for treating like
"traitors" those who did not join his newly floated party and
said he was going against the wishes of his father late
Rajasekhar Reddy.

V Aruna Kumar, who represents Rajahmundry in Lok
Sabha, alleged that the young Reddy, who claims that he is the
legal moral political heir of Rajasekhar Reddy, was "going
totally against the ideology" of his father.

"He (Jagan) wants to make a rule in the state that all
people who were with Rajasekhar Reddy should be with him...
otherwise they are traitors, they are all chameleons. It is
not acceptable to us," the MP said.

He asserted that whoever stood with Rajasekhar Reddy
will continue to be in Congress.

"Those who got out of Congress.. they are chameleons.

He is a traitor. Because Rajasekhar Reddy always wished that
Congress should always get strong," Kumar said.

Kumar also criticised Jaganmohan`s statement in
the media that he is "not averse to supporting Sonia Gandhi",
saying he is speaking differently from what his father
Rajasekhar Reddy had said.

Jaganmohan, who is seeking votes for by-elections to
the parliamentary seat prompted by his resignation, had
reportedly said that "he would not mind the proposition, if he
could claim mileage from such support."

Recalling Rajasekhar Reddy`s last meeting with party
workers, in which he had said that the Congress should get 51
per cent votes in the state in the 2014 elections, Kumar
said, "that should be taken as the dying declaration."

"That is his will. But he (Jagan) is going against the
wishes of Rajasekhar Reddy. YSR never wanted to leave the
Congress. He always treated madam (Sonia) Gandhi as an angel,"
Kumar said.

Kumar criticised Jaganmohan for "continuously
presenting some sort of stories" against him through the
media, controlled by the former Kadappa MP.

Kumar also asked Jaganmohan to "come out openly" as he
said that he has "suspicion about his father`s death".

"He did not come out openly as a disciplined party
worker (on the suspicion about his father`s death). In
somebody`s father`s death in an accident, if the son feels it
is not an accident and had some suspicion... he should have
come out and openly declared that," he said.

"He himself says that he is a disciplined party
worker. He had joined the party one-and-a half year back. And
I am in the party from last 35 years," Kumar said.

PTI