Refuting YSRCP honorary president YS Vijayamma’s statement that the people had chosen to vote for YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s party believing him as innocent, the PCC has said that the cases filed against Jagan will not be withdrawn though he has won in the public court. The PCC has opined that law is different from the people’s court.
Speaking to the media at Gandhi Bhavan here on Saturday, PCC official spokesperson Dr N Thulasi Reddy dared Vijayamma to introduce a no-trust motion against the government in the Assembly if they have any doubt on the strength of the Government. “When the YSRCP has only 17 members in the Assembly, how it can question the strength of the ruling party”, he asked.
Condemning Vijayamma’s statement that the Congress and TDP had colluded with each other in the just concluded bye-elections, he questioned Vijayamma as to why the TDP and Congress fielded candidates from the same community if they joined hands. He pointed out that the Congress had lost Tirupati seat just because both the Congress and TDP fielded candidates from same community.
Exuding confidence that the Congress will retain power even in the 2014 elections, Dr Reddy said that Jagan becoming chief minister would remain a day-dream only. He said that the YSRCP candidates have won the elections only because they had resigned from those seats and retained them in the by-elections. Besides, the sympathy generated for Jagan after his arrest also worked in favor of YSRCP candidates”, he added.
Speaking to the media at CLP office, Government Chief Whip Gandra Venkataramana Reddy has said that Jagan’s victory was only temporary. He said that the Congress government would continue till 2014 undoubtedly.
Refuting Vijayamma’s allegation that the Congress was behind the arrest of Jaganmohan Reddy, he said that the Congress party had nothing to do with it as the CBI had taken up investigation into Jagan’s ill-gotten assets case on the specific directive of the State High Court. He also asserted that Telangana sentiment was very strong in the region and everyone has to accept it.
MLC Rudraraju Padmaraju has said that the bye-elections have proved that some sections of people were alienated from the Congress party. He said that it was time that all Congress leaders remain united. He also said that the bye-elections were a lesson and the party would analyse the bye-election results.