Ongole: The war of words between TDP
leaders and Congress MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy continued today
with the latter wondering whether it was justified to make
baseless allegations against Y S Rajasekhara Reddy who is no
more to defend himself.
"Our beloved leader Rajasekhara Reddy has occupied a
permanent place in hearts of the people because of the
innovative welfare schemes he implemented. But those who do
not like him and me are making baseless allegations against
us. I ask, is it justified to make allegations against someone
who is dead," Jagan said.
"These attacks reflect a bad political culture. It`s
OK. Rajasekhara Reddy lives in the hearts of the people. Those
who are making these allegations will be washed away due to
your love and affection for Rajasekhara Reddy," he said.
Jagan was speaking at Kurichedu village in Prakasam
district during his ongoing `Odarpu (consolation) yatra`.
The Kadapa MP was refering to the allegations of TDP
President N Chandrababu Naidu that "mining mafia" plundered
mineral wealth with the active support of YSR`s family.
"Sonia Gandhi is now talking about mining mafia in
Karnataka, while Rahul Gandhi says he will fight like a
solider for tribals in Orissa. Why don`t they do the same in
Andhra Pradesh where the mining mafia is plundering national
wealth with the active support of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy`s
family," Naidu said here yesterday.
Meanwhile, Congress MLAs close to Jagan also hit out
at Naidu over his allegations against YSR.
"It is often said that Naidu is the richest politician
in India. There are allegations that he acquired properties in
foreign countries. How can such a person make allegations of
corruption against Rajasekhara Reddy," Congress MLA Konda