Hyderabad: The YSR Congress President Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday received a morale boosting support from unexpected quarters even as his adversaries began to gun him down after the High Court ordered a CBI probe into his assets.
While the Kadapa MP is passing through testing times what with the High Court putting him in the dock on Wednesday and the Congress leaders, once loyalists of late YSR, determined to nail him down, Jagan Mohan Reddy received a shot in the arm when his uncle Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy lashed out at the attempts being made to deride the late Chief Minister and his family by vested interests.
One cannot ignore the fact that Vivekananda Reddy had not only severed his connections with his late brother YSR’s family but also contested against his sister-in-law Vijayalakshmi in the by-elections for Pulivendula Assembly constituency and got defeated.
Thus it came as a big surprise to many when Vivekananda Reddy not only attended the function to unveil the statue of late YSR by his nephew Jagan Mohan Reddy at Pulivendula but also took the opportunity to ridicule the attempts being made to tarnish the image of his late brother YSR and his family members.
Mr. Vivekananda Reddy pointed out that various measures of late YSR including assignment of lands were taken keeping in view the overall development and interests of the state. “ The ministers were also responsible for all measures taken by the late Chief Minister and trying to tarnish his image to take cudgels against Jagan is very unfortunate and uncalled for” he quipped thus sending a clear message to Jagan’s critics that the onus lied with the ministerial colleagues regarding the decision’s taken by the late YSR regime. Thus Viveka by trying to stand by his nephew only goes to prove that “blood is thicker than water” as the age-old adage goes.