It is learnt that the YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has finally decided to vote for the UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee in the Presidential elections and has also conveyed his decision to him.Congress MP Sabbam Hari who has been supporting Jagan has met him in the Chanchalguda jail on Thursday. It is learnt that he met Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi later. and reportedly informed him and other Congress leaders about the decision of Jagan.
Though NDA nominee PA Sangma has also met Vijayamma at Hyderabad and sought her party’s support, it is learnt that the family has decided not to further antagonize the Congress leadership by supporting the BJP candidate. They also reportedly thought that supporting BJP would be against the earlier stand taken by Jagan not to associate himself with the party and it might also send wrong signals to the Muslim community among whom the party has considerable backing. The YSR Congress now has 2 MPs including Jagan and 17 MLAs.
The stand of TDP and TRS is yet to be known. TDP has sent messages to all its MPs and MLAs to be available from the 17th onwards. Similar instructions were also given to the MPs and MLAs of TRS. The two parties are still toying with the idea of boycotting the election.