`Jagan will meet Sonia, express regret`
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 19:02
New Delhi: Rebellious Congress MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy will meet party President Sonia Gandhi and express regret over his television channel's attacks on Gandhi, Rahul and the party, his uncle claimed here Saturday.

Y S Vivekananda Reddy, brother of the late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, told reporters here that he would also accompany his nephew when he meets Gandhi. However, he did not say when the meeting will take place.

Telugu television channel, 'Sakshi', owened by Jagan, had last week attacked, Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Rahul and the Congress triggering political developments including the change of Chief Minister.

Vivekananda Reddy said every Congressman was hurt by the attacks which went on air on the channel but sought to suggest that Jagan may not have been aware of this.

He said the editors of the channel should be properly advised against such telecasts.

Vivekananda Reddy, who is here to lobby for a ministerial post in the state cabinet, said Jagan cannot be held directly responsible for the content that goes on air as he is not the editor.

"I don't know what prompted the channel to telecast such a programme which had hurt the feelings of all Congressmen. It must have hurt the feelings of Jagan himself," he said.

The MLC said the "phenomenal rise" of Jagan in the party after the death of his late father YSR has led to the rise of his enemies in the party, who "have been planting" stories to the High Command.

"There have been many designs against Jagan by some party leaders, especially after the Odarpu yatra, which drew thousands of people," he said.

He said the entire family of late YSR, including Jagan, will be with the Congress forever.

Vivekananda Reddy also said the "crowd puller" Jagan will play a major role in the 2014 elections and will work for the victory of the Congress.


First Published: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 19:02

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