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Congregation of professionals want high command to ‘realise the aspirations of a majority’

‘YSR changed the face of Kadapa district by executing irrigation projects’

‘People backing Jagan’s candidature out of gratitude to YSR’

KADAPA: A congregation of professionals, lecturers, NGOs and pensioners vehemently demanded, here on Thursday, the continuation of the legacy of former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy by making his son Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy the successor.

Congress rank and file as well as people from all walks of life were in one voice expressing support to Jagan’s candidature, they said at a meeting organised at Haritha Hotel here by an advocate Ajay Kumar Veena. The Congress high command should realise the aspirations of an absolute majority of people, lest it should incur their wrath, the speakers cautioned.

Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy imbued his father’s qualities and has a development-oriented vision despite his young age, Assistant Director of Syndicate Institute of Rural Development Janumaddi Vijayabhaskar said. YSR changed the face of Kadapa district by boldly enhancing the capacity of Pothireddipadu head regulator and executing irrigation projects when it was on the verge of desertification and hence people were favouring his legal heir, State president of Aided Lecturers Association Damodar Reddy asserted.

Leadership qualities

District president of Pensioners Association C. Yella Reddy wondered why the Congress high command had to impose a Chief Minister incumbent and said whether the party MLAs lacked the freedom to elect their leader. Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy would alone continue the schemes conceived by YSR, Minority Employees Association general secretary Shamshuddin maintained. Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy took initiative to set up industries, generate employment and help youth and has leadership qualities, BC Sangham leader C.R.I. Subba Reddy said.

People of all sections were backing Jagan’s candidature out of gratitude that they benefited by welfare schemes in YSR’s rule, Praja Rajyam leader Neeli Srinivas said.

A.P. Police Officers Association State vice-president N. Chandrasekhar Reddy, Kadapa District Chambers of Commerce president Munaga Rangaiah, A.P. NGOs Association district president Siva Reddy, District Lecturers Association president Subbarayudu, advocate Sai Vamsi Krishna and others too demanded Chief Ministership for Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy.