"We have been facing a lot of trouble over the past one
year, but what kept us going is the faith people have placed
in us," Jagan told partymen after hoisting the YSRC flag at
the party headquarters here on the occasion of its first
"Initially, there was discouragement from many quarters.
Some of them said coming out of Congress would be suicidal.
They tried to lure me with party posts and cabinet berth, but
I did not yield," he said.
"I believed what my heart said and took the decision and
the party was formed....Our party works for the poor and
farmers and these are the focus areas," he added.
YSR Congress honorary president YS Vijaya, who hoisted
the party flag at her husband's grave at Idupulapaya, said the
party came into existence to serve the poor and the
downtrodden, and to carry forward the ideals of YSR.
Hyderabad: YSR Congress president and Kadapa
MP, YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday said his party would strive to
usher in "value-based politics".
First Published: Monday, March 12, 2012, 23:04