YSRC leader launches election campaign in Tirupati

The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Telugu Desam colluded with the Congress and bifurcated the State, said YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy here on Saturday.

Addressing a massive gathering at the party’s election campaign ‘YSR Janabheri’ at Leela Mahal circle here on Saturday, Mr. Jagan said that leaders, who supported the division of State, neglected the sentiments and emotions of Seemandhra people. “Our efforts to voice the problems of people fell on deaf ears and the people’s dream of a developed State is now shattered due to bifurcation,” he said, referring to his campaign from the district like ‘Samaikya Shankaravam’ and yatra from Kuppam to Srikakulam.

Jagan criticised the Congress and the BJP for claiming their involvement in bifurcation and termed it a feat to garner votes in the upcoming elections. “How can they ask for votes now, after all that they have done to the people of the State?,” he questioned.

Flaying TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu’s statements on the latter’s achievements during his nine-year regime, Mr. Jagan alleged that it was Mr. Naidu who advised his MPs to vote for bifurcation in the Parliament. “In public he criticised the Bill saying that there were no proper provisions, but he conspired with the Congress to pass the Bill,” he maintained.

Jagan said that only his party had the right to ask for votes from people, as they have stuck to their stand for a unified Andhra Pradesh.