Thursday, August 10, 2017
YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy kicked off another row again on Thursday by remarking that the Chief Minsiter ‘should be hanged’. These comments came even after of his remark that ‘gun down Chief Minsiter N.Chandrababu Naidu on the road’ that created a controversy.
Jagan remarked on the second day of his roadshow at Deebaguntla in Gospadu mandal that ‘ It is not wrong to hang Chandrababu Naidu for not keeping up his poll promises’.
Jagan asserted that he would not break his word and retract like Chief Minister, but would continue to question him. Chandrababu must state if he is right in showering promises on the people before elections and dupe people later on, he said. Should none question Chandrababu for encouraging defection of 21 YSRCP MLAs and inducting some into Cabinet and is it wrong to demand their resignation? , he questioned.
It may be recalled that Jagan’s remarks in a public meeting on August 3 at a public meeting in Nandyal led to protests and condemnation by TDP rank and file. The Election Commission had served a notice and in his reply, Jagan said that he meant no malice but wanted to drive home the point that Chandrababu Naidu did not keep up his promises.
Urging people to elect YSRCP candidate Silpa Mohan Reddy, he assured to ensure welfare of the poor, above religious, caste and creed considerations like in his father late Dr.Rajasekhara Reddy’s rule if he came to power in the next elections.
Tourism Minister stages dharna against Jagan’s remarks::
Minister for Tourism Bhuma Akhila Priya today staged a dharna on the road in Ward No.9 in Nandayal condemning Jagan Mohan Reddy’s remarks on the Chief Minister. She sat on the road along with party candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy. Meanwhile, Minister for Agriculture Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy and district TDP president Somisetty Venkateswarlu lodged a complaint with the Returning Officer for the by-election Prasanna Venkatesh urging to take serious view of Jagan’s remarks.
Meanwhile, former Union Minister Kotla Jayasuryaprakash Reddy demanded postponement of the by-election alleging unbridled distribution of money in the constituency. The Kundu river was bereft of water but there was no dearth of money for distribution among the voters in Nandayal segment, he alleged.