Accuses Congress and TDP of campaigning against her son

YSR Congress honorary president Y.S. Vijayalakshmi has accused the government of subjected her son and Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy to mental agony by putting him in jail for the last 14 months and not granting him bail for no fault of his.

Addressing the party workers meeting here on Tuesday, she said the Congress and the TDP were indulging in campaign against Jaganmohan Reddy and his properties without providing valid proofs. While the CBI, in its charge-sheets, showed that the tainted money in which he [Jagan] was involved around Rs.1,074 crore, his detractors alleged that he had amassed over one lakh crore using his father late Rajasekhara Reddy’s political power.

Thus, the Congress and the TDP being hand in glove, launched a combined attack on her son though he was neither an MP nor an MLA during Rajasekhara Reddy’s tenure and had nothing to do with the 26 GOs on which the Ministers allegedly signed for quid pro quo benefits, she said.

Launching a scathing attack on Congress leaders and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu, she said that the latter, while protecting Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy-led a minority government by not moving no-confidence motion in the Assembly, ironically submitted a memorandum to the President of India on his “tainted” Ministers.

YSRC activists earlier gave her a rousing reception at Sone Bridge across the Godavari.

Giving a clarion call to the party cadres to get ready to fight local body elections though they were not being held on party basis, she wanted them to unfurl the party flag on each panchayat office in the district.