Tag: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy

YSRC getting ready for Jagan swearing-in

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Though it is nearly 40 days to go for the announcement of results for the recently held assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress party appears to be getting ready for the swearing-in ceremony of party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy as the chief minister of the state.

According to highly sources, the party leaders have already started discussing the arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony, the preparation of list of invitees for the ceremony and also composition of cabinet.

It is learnt some of the top bureaucrats and police officials of Andhra have started visiting Lotus Pond to meet Jagan so as to get into his good books for key positions.

Expectedly, Jagan is also hinted at a major reshuffle of bureaucracy and police administration within a couple of days of taking oath as the chief minister.

Such is the enthusiasm of the YSRC leaders and cadre that some highly-optimistic party workers even prepared the name plate of Jagan, referring him as Honourable Chief Minister.

Even some reporters who are die-hard fans of Jagan, have been describing as CM Jagan in their social media groups.

The latest talk is that Jagan is interested in taking oath in public, like his father Y S Rajasekhar Reddy had done in 2004.

While YSR had taken oath at Lal Bahadur Stadium where he signed the first file on free power supply to farmers, Jagan will also take oath most probably at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada or Nagarjuna University grounds in Guntur amidst a huge turnout and signs the files pertaining to implementation of Nava Ratnalu (nine promises) made during the padayatra.

It is learnt Jagan is planning to invite Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and other prominent TRS leaders to the swearing-in ceremony.

“He has several other plans in mind, but he is yet to disclose the same,” a party leader said.

Jagan Says He Has Forgiven Congress

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YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday sought to realign long-standing political equations when he said that he had forgiven the Congress for the way they had treated him in the past.

He hinted that he was not averse to joining hands with the Congress if the latter agreed to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

Talking to a TV channel he said, “I will be very candid to share that I don’t have any vengeance or any grievance against anybody.”

Stating that he has faith in God and that reads the Bible every day, he added, “I strongly believe that vengeance is not mine, it is for God to decide. I have forgiven them from my heart. As far as I am concerned, my state is my priority. Special category status is my priority.”

Until now, YRSCP had kept the untied opposition at an arm’s length and not attacked Narendra Modi and others during his rallies, leading to allegations by TDP that Jagan was supporting BJP.

His latest statement on Congress is being read as him leaving enough elbow room for a fresh manoeuvre.

“Special category status is my priority,” Jagan reiterated when asked if he had changed his mind about the Congress now that the grand old party is led by a new leadership.

The remarks gain political significance as the Congress is already in an undeclared alliance with Jagan’s main rival, TDP, in Andhra Pradesh. Also, Congress had contested assembly polls in Telangana last December in alliance with TDP.

Will KCR include SCS to AP in his manifesto?

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Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday came up with a peculiar demand: that Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao should include special category status to Andhra Pradesh in the TRS manifesto for the current elections.

Though the TRS has already clarified to the Election Commission that it will not bring out any election manifesto for the ongoing Parliament elections, Naidu made this demand, while taking part in the elections in Udayagiri constituency in Nellore district.

He sought to know whether YSR Congress party chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy would convince KCR to include the special category status to AP in the TRS manifesto.

“If Jagan is sincere, he should secure a no-objection certificate from the TRS president for granting SCS to AP,” he said.

He reminded that the Congress had announced the special category status to AP on the floor of Parliament and he BJP had supported it and even demanded it for 10 years.

“But Narendra Modi has betrayed the state by denying the status. The TRS leaders strongly opposed the special status to AP, but now KCR says he is not against it. If KCR and Jagan are sincere in this regard, it should be included in the TRS manifesto,” he said.

Naidu accused Jagan of submitting a daily progress report to the TRS president and was taking financial support from the latter to buy votes.

“However, nothing will happen to the TDP as long as it had the support of the people,” he said.

Viveka murder becomes a big election issue!

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The sensational murder of former Kadapa MP Y S Vivekananda Reddy, brother of former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, has become a big political issue in the ongoing elections in Andhra Pradesh.

Being an aggrieved party, it is nothing but natural for YSR Congress party led by Y S Jaganmohan Reddy to blame it on the ruling Telugu Desam Party for its failure to protect the law and order.

It is also natural that in the wake of past experiences wherein the state police had failed to crack several cases, Jagan has demanded a CBI inquiry into the murder of his uncle.

Since the TDP is in power, chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has entrusted the investigation to a special investigation team of the state police.

He is also entitled to defend the police and refuse to hand over the probe to the CBI, since it would demoralise the state police.

But, instead of allowing the law to take its own course and leaving the matter at that, Naidu has been making every attempt to exploit the Viveka murder case to gain political mileage in the elections.

For the last two days, Naidu has been dedicating at least 10 minutes at his public meetings to explain the murder case to the people, as if he himself is investigating the case.

Obviously, Naidu is seeking to highlight the Rayalaseema murder politics and project Jagan in a bad light.

Even at the morning teleconferences with party leaders, he has been brainwashing them on the case and telling them to highlight Jagan’s alleged faction politics.

On Monday, Naidu went a step further and sought to create an impression that the murder of Viveka was due to family problems.

He reminded that Jagan himself had serious differences with his uncle.

“There were reports that Jagan had threatened Viveka, when the latter refused to resign from the MP seat. Only after Sonia Gandhi warned YSR, Jagan had to go silent,” he said.

He even pointed out Jagan had manhandled Viveka twice in the past for his political gains.

“Obviously, the relations between Viveka and Jagan were not good,” he said, indicating that the TDP would create a suspicion in the minds of the people that Jagan has a criminal brain and is trying to throw blame on the TDP.

TRS survey predicts YSRCP’s big win in AP Assembly polls

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TRS chief and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao is fond of commissioning surveys on the performance of government, MLAs, MPs and poll prospects of parties.

In Telangana, KCR commissioned surveys for four years in his first term every three months, based on survey results he took decisions on introduction of new schemes and selection of candidates, which fetched huge dividends for TRS in recent TS Assembly polls.

Continuing this trend, KCR commissioned surveys by four independent agencies in Andhra Pradesh which is going for Assembly polls soon to assess the pulse of voters and to assess which party will come to power.

The latest survey commissioned by KCR revealed a clear victory for YSRCP in AP Assembly polls.

The survey revealed that YSRCP will bag 95 to 110 seats out of 175 seats and form the next government in AP.

The TDP will be restricted to just 55 seats.

The survey revealed that Jana Sena, BJP and Congress will not show any impact as they all together would not bag more than 20 seats.

Interestingly, the previous round of TRS survey predicted 105 to 110 seats for YSRCP but it came down slightly in the latest survey.

This is due to few sudden welfare schemes announced by Chandrababu Naidu recently such as direct cash transfer to accounts of lakhs of beneficiaries like farmers, women, unemployed etc, which slightly improved the tally of TDP.

Hitherto, the survey revealed that TDP was facing severe anti-incumbency and is bound to lose the polls at the hands of YSRCP.

KCR laid special focus on AP politics this time and commissioning surveys through four independent agencies and getting reports twice in a month.

KCR announced to give ‘return gift’ to Naidu by working for his defeat in AP Assembly polls and his poll surveys are aimed to achieve this goal.

KCR is learnt to be sharing his survey results with YSRCP and alerting them on their deficiencies in various constituencies and asking them to take rectification measures immediately.

Interview : Jagan Dream to become CM of Andhra

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YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said the 3,000 km-long Praja Sankalpa Padayatra that he has undertaken will give people a “sense of hope”.

Reddy, speaking at the India Today Conclave 2019, said he wants to become the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh as he wants to “stay alive after death”.

“I have a dream to become CM of Andhra Pradesh and the very purpose for that is I want to stay alive after death. For that I need to do so much good to the people. Padaytra transforms you into something different that gives you hope that you want to do something,” Reddy said.


Speaking about his position in politics at a national level, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said he does not see himself in politics at a national level and that both the national parties, Congress and BJP, have done nothing for Andhra Pradesh.

On special status for Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said their only demand was a special category status for the state. “We are sick and tired of trusting people. They promise but not deliver. We are keeping our options open,” he said.

Speaking about 15 cases filed against him, including a disproportionate assets case, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that there were no cases against him when his father was alive.

On joining the Congress, Jagan Mohan Reddy said the party has evaporated from Andhra Pradesh. We don’t need them. It is the Congress that needs us,” Reddy said on the second day of the India Today Conclave.

“Our interest is clear. We are not against Rahul Gandhi or any other leader, but we have lost trust. We now want to keep our options open, he added.

On airstrikes by the Indian Air Force in Balakot, Jagan Reddy said Prime Minister Narendra Modi did score a point. “The Prime Minister exhibited a strong political will which made a difference,” Reddy said.

Jagan Mohan Reddy said as a representative of Andhra Pradesh, both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi stabbed him. “The Prime Minister deprived Andhra Pradesh of the special category status. He didn’t honour his commitment. And Congress shouldn’t have bifurcated the state,” Jagan Reddy said.

Jagan To Announce 175 Candidates

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YSRCP chief YS Jagan has decided to follow in the footsteps of TRS chief and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao in announcing the candidates for all Assembly seats at one go.

Jagan is learnt to have finalised the list of 175 candidates and is waiting for the release of Assembly election notification by the Election Commission of India.

YSRCP party sources said Jagan has decided to declare candidates for all the 175 seats a day after EC issues Assembly polls notification.

This would mean that the muhurat of YSRCP candidates announcement will depend on the date on which EC will issue poll notification.

Though the list is ready with Jagan, it is learnt that he wants to release within 24 hours after EC notification and not prior to that.

Soon after announcement of list, Jagan has deciced to embark on a ‘bus yatra’ for campaigning covering all the 175 seats.

Jagan is learnt to be fully confident of YSRCP coming to power and he becoming CM of AP this time believing that a huge ‘anti-TDP wave’ is sweeping across AP.

Last time, Jagan lost power just with a margin of 2 per cent votes to TDP  but this time all surveys predict a comfortable victory for YSRCP.