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Jaganmohan Reddy to launch new political party in 45 days

December 7, 2010 - Kadapa

Days after resigning from the Congress, Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday announced that he will launch a new political party in 45 days.

Talking to reporters here, Reddy said: "I will be launching a new political party in 45 days."

He claimed the late YSR's supporters would bless and support his new party.

"Lakhs and lakhs of people still adore my father late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and appreciate the enormous work done by him," he said.

Jaganmohan Reddy had resigned from the party after the Congress expressed anger over the episodes telecast on Sakshi television channel owned by him criticised the party leadership.

His mother Vijayalaxmi also resigned as MLA from Pulivendula Assembly seat.

Jagan had sent his resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. His four-page resignation letter claimed that there was "politics against him" in his own party.

"I resign from primary membership of Congress and Lok Sabha. The AICC has insulted me repeatedly in the last 14 months. I was not treated with the respect I deserve. My father"s legacy was hijacked by others and I was not allowed to continue my Odarpu yatra," said Jagan in his letter.

Jagan has been defying Congress leadership by going on "Odarpu yatra" reportedly to meet and console the family members of people who committed suicide following the death of his father YS Rajashekhar Reddy.

Earlier, Sakshi, the 24-hour Telugu news channel owned by Jagan, had launched a frontal attack on Congress President Sonia Gandhi in a one-hour programme.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was also targeted along with the "coterie around Sonia" for the "sorry state of affairs in Congress."


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