Party activists called to brace themselves to fight Congress, TDP

Blowing the poll bugle ahead of the ensuing local body elections, YSR Congress Party has called upon its party activists to ensure victory in all the Panchayats in the State. Addressing the Rayalaseema regional-level meeting of public representatives and party activists here on Friday, its honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma gave a clarion call to all those associated with the party to brace themselves up to fight the collusive strategies of the ruling Congress and the Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

She felt the arch-rivals were hand in glove now with the sole aim of cornering YSRC and harassing its president and Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy. “The Congress party has no morals as it is not only targeting Jagan by slapping disproportionate assets cases, but also the late Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy who single-handedly brought the party to power,” she said.

Cautioning the cadres that the Congress might go to any extent to win the prestigious elections, Ms. Vijayamma feared that the ruling dispensation would let loose its henchmen, dump money and shower liquor to win over the voters. Tacitly admitting the presence of group rivalry at the grassroots level, MP (Nellore) Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy appealed to the party activists to keep their squabbles aside to ensure a thumping victory for the party.

Jagan a ‘disciplined son’

Meanwhile, Ms. Vijayamma called her son, who is housed in Chanchalguda jail, a ‘disciplined son’.

Pointing out that the YSR family had been in the mining business for quite long, she observed that there was no need for them to indulge in corruption to make money as they were already getting it aplenty.

She also called Jagan a ‘born businessman’ whose business interests should not be mixed with the political decisions of the erstwhile government.

“When Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and Mulayam Singh’s daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav can pursue their own business interests, why does it hurt the Congress if former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s son is into business?” she questioned.

Rayalaseema regional in-charge Bhuma Nagi Reddy, local legislator Bhumana Karunakar Reddy, former Ministers Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, Shoba Nagi Reddy, party leaders Ambati Rambabu, Jupudi Prabhakar, R.K. Roja, Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy and others took part.