Telanganites support to Jagan Mohan Reddy of YSR Congress? మే 8, 2011Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in BJP, compromise, Congress, corruption, elections, Identity, Mulki, Muslim, politics, Rayalaseema, regionalism, Settler, Telangana, Telugu, TRS, Y S Jagan, YSR.
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Telangana men in all parties pray for Jagan win
Express New Service, 7 May 2011
HYDERABAD: More than YS Jagan Mohan Reddy supporters, it is surprisingly the TRS, the BJP and the Telangana leaders in the Congress and the Telugu Desam who want late YSR’s son win the Kadapa Lok Sabha by election hands down.
This may sound strange but they have their own reasoning.
They think that if Jagan Mohan Reddy wins the election with a massive majority, the Congress will stand discredited. Not wanting any further damage to the party in the Telangana region, Congress president Sonia Gandhi may decide in favour of granting Telangana.
Since the beginning the TRS, which is in the forefront of the movement for Telangana state, has been covertly supporting the YSR Congress regardless of the fact that Jagan Mohan Reddy held a placard in Parliament in support of integrated state.
Similar is the thinking among the Telangana leaders of the Congress and the TRS.
Ever since Jagan fell out with the Congress leadership and began exhibiting defiance and finally bid good bye to the party, the TRS has not created any problem to him knowing fully well that he is an integrationist to the core. The TRS leaders attacked everyone who voiced support for united state but not Jagan.
On the contrary they covertly helped him in his agitation in Hyderabad on the issue of fee reimbursement.
The BJP, which is not in the fray in the by-elections, has been from the beginning “nice” to YSR’s son. It has studiously avoided making any comment on Jagan Mohan Reddy’s “ill-gotten wealth” even though they professed that they were taking up a campaign against corruption.
Jagan Mohan Reddy’s offthe- cuff remark made during electioneering was interpreted as proof of his inclination to the BJP. The former Kadapa MP had said that he was willing to support the BJP if it agreed to provide 10 pc reservation to Muslims.
It is surmised that Jagan Mohan Reddy, being anti- Congress, may be approached by the NDA after the 2014 general election for support and that is the reason why the saffron party is not willing to rub him on the wrong side. Though its leaders clarify every now and then that they have nothing to do with Jagan, it is more in the nature of helping him garner the Muslim vote in the current by-election than anything else.
This is the reason why the BJP leaders want Jagan Mohan Reddy to grow in stature so that in 2014 he might win a sizeable number of Lok Sabha seats and might come in handy for NDA to stake claim to form government.
As for the PRP, though its chief has announced merger of the party with the Congress, its leaders too want Jagan to grow in strength.
Their hope is that if Jagan Mohan Reddy wins the election with a massive mandate, the Congress will have to give greater importance to Chiranjeevi and pit him against Jagan.