Jagan`s primary aim is to stop Rahul from becoming PM: Aides

YS Jaganmohan Reddy`s primary aim is to ensure that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi doesn`t stand a chance in becoming the prime minister, his close followers claim.

Hyderabad: YS Jaganmohan Reddy`s primary
aim is to ensure that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi doesn`t
stand a chance in becoming the prime minister, his close
followers claim.

"Becoming Andhra Pradesh chief minister is now
secondary for Jagan. His prime target is Rahul Gandhi. The
objective is to win considerable number of Lok Sabha seats in
the state and dent Congress` aspirations of making Rahul
Gandhi the prime minister," a close confidante of Jagan said.

According to sources, Jagan is hoping to rally the
anti-Congress parties at the national level and emerge as a
potent force so as to dictate terms to Congress.

If claims of his key aides and strategists are to be
believed, Jagan has already "made some friends" notably in
Bihar through his "generous contributions" during the recent
assembly elections in the state.

The ex-Congress MP already has good friends in the
Reddy brothers (Gali Janardhan and Karunakar) of Karnataka
through whom he hopes to enlarge his circle in BJP as well.

In Andhra Pradesh, Jagan is reportedly in
consultations with some key leaders of the TRS for possible
support in the region in future by assuring them that he would
indeed support a separate Telangana state.

"We are still working on various strategies. We shall
start putting them in practice after the party is formally
launched probably around Sankranti festival," another close
confidante of Jagan said.

PTI