Jagan shows his strength, warns Cong leadership
With 28 legislators standing by his side, rebellious Jaganmohan tonight sent out a veiled message to the party leadership suggesting his patience might be wearing thin about the "injustice" done to his "ardent supporters".
Hyderabad: With 28 legislators standing by
his side, rebellious Congress MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy Thursday night
sent out a veiled message to the party leadership suggesting
his patience might be wearing thin about the "injustice" done
to his "ardent supporters".
"A lot of injustice is being done to my ardent supporters
like Konda Surekha (former minister who quit in protest
against not making Jaganmohan chief minister) and Ambati
Rambabu (former MLA who was suspended from party). I am unable
to tolerate this. I don’t know how long I will continue to be
restrained like this", Jagan told a public meeting in Kakinada
The public meeting marked the culmination of the second
leg of Jagan`s controversial "Odarpu Yatra" that had begun on
July 8 in Srikakulam district and continued in East Godavari
Trying to strike a chord with the huge gathering, the son
of late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy refrained from
launching a direct attack on the party leadership in general
and Chief Minister K Rosaiah in particular whom he had
targeted occasionally during the course of his tour.
"How nice it would have been if the state government paid
Rs one lakh, Rs two lakh or Rs three lakh to each family whose
kin died either of shock or committed suicide following the
tragic death of our great leader Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. Were
those people not Congress voters? Why were these bereaved
families not consoled by any Congress leader after the
tragedy?" Jagan said.
The Kadapah MP said he had announced his intention to
undertake the Yatra on September 25 last to console the
"At that point of time, there was no politics or any sort
of conspiracy. But later it was made a big issue," Jagan said.