As if this was not enough, the State Congress even encouraged a smear campaign against Jagan by the party’s trumpeters. What is intriguing is that the Congress is trying to impress upon the electorate that the party was committed to implement the welfare policies and programmes of late YSR while at the same time launching a scathing attack on Jagan to indirectly deride the late YSR.
Now the Congress is trying to unearth the chinks in the affidavit filed by Jagan and his mother declaring their assets. Already a malicious propaganda has begun that the affidavit was a false one and some advocates were being encouraged to file petitions in the court to disqualify the nomination of Jagan. Even the TDP has taken advantage of the Congress game plan and launched its own campaign against Jagan. However despite all the hurdles being created for him by both the Congress and the TDP, Jagan is taking his battle with determination and banking on the late YSR factor to ensure his party’s victory. Surprisingly both the Congress and the TDP seemed to be vying with each other in washing the dirty linen in open against Jagan and YSR Congress. It should not come as a surprise if the mud-slinging campaign attains its peak in the coming days.
And as its mother of efforts to save its face, the State Congress has deployed as many as a dozen ministers to campaign in the two constituencies. Besides this unprecedented measure, the Chief Minister, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy, the Praja Rajyam Party president, Mr Chiranjeevi, the former Chief Minister, Mr K Rosaiah and other stalwarts of the State Congress will soon descend on the district for the electioneering. (NSS).