Jagan’s party copied TDP’s manifesto, says Yanamala. The government that would come to power was sure to attach the leftover properties of Mr. Jagan, he said.

The Telugu Desam Party has charged the YSR Congress with copying highlights of its manifesto, including the nine steps for accelerated development of Seemandhra region.

Senior TDP leader Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said in a press release that the YSR Congress would be deserted as also the business empire of YSRC president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy once the election process was completed. The government that would come to power was sure to attach the leftover properties of Mr. Jagan, he said.

He alleged that the YSRC was not formed on the basis of sound principles, but was an outcome of Mr. Jagan’s lust for power. There was no effective leadership in the party and it was full of defectors who switched over loyalties after their attempts to secure posts in the TDP and the Congress failed. “This bubble will burst after May 16, the day when the results of general elections will be announced,” he said.

The senior TDP leader recalled the Supreme Court’s direction to complete investigation into the charges against Mr. Jagan and said the time limit fixed by the apex court would come to an end 58 days after the results were declared. He appealed to residents of Visakhapatnam not to vote in favour of YSRC honorary president Y.S. Vijayalakshmi warning that her victory could expand the “faction culture” to the peaceful environs of the port city.