Hyderabad: Dubbing the contest between Dr D L Ravindra Reddy and Mr Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy as an unfortunate thing, the Congress Legislature Party on Saturday alleged that late YSR had ruthlessly suppressed many of his colleagues during his political career.
Speaking at the CLP office here on Saturday along with the MLC, Mr Rudraraju Padmaraju, the senior Congress leader and MLC, Mr Paladugu Venkat Rao, said that Dr D L Ravindra Reddy supported late Dr YSR. He alleged that Dr YSR suppressed Dr Ravindra Reddy, Mr Chittaranjan Das and many others politically. He also said that Dr DL and many others had resigned when the then chief minister, Mr Nedurumalli Janardhan Reddy had resigned from his post in 1991. Dr YSR did not care to include names of Dr D L Ravindra Reddy and Mr Chittaranjan Das when there was a discussion about the next Chief Minister in the party. He said that the Congress leaders, including Dr D L Ravindra Reddy and others never worked against Dr YSR as they were loyal to the party. Dr YSR and Dr Ravindra Reddy continued their relations as brothers and the latter had no jealousy about Dr YSR’s political growth.
Mr Venkat Rao alleged that Mr Jagan was dragging his father’s name for the sake of election and entering alliance with the BJP. He also said that Mr Jagan selected BJP for alliance and not the Left parties because the Left could not tolerate his irregularities.
Asking Mr Jagan to reveal his stand in the State level and Central level, Mr Venkat Rao said that it was not correct for Mr Jagan to drag the name of Dr YSR without revealing his stand. “It will certainly harm Dr YSR’s image and the Kadapa voters were watching all the developments, he added. He demanded Mr Jagan to reveal his ideology before asking votes in Kadapa by-elections. It was not morally correct for Mr Jagan to talk about the Congress schemes in the elections, he said, adding that it was also not correct to sell Dr YSR’s name in the election market to gain votes. He also alleged that Chief Minister’s post does not belong to Mr Jagan who was creating troubles and dragging the name of Dr YSR. He made it clear that he and many others never tried to leave the Congress Party even though Dr YSR pestered them.
Mr Padmaraju urged the Centre to help the farmers who were affected by the unseasoned rains in the State under National Disaster Management Scheme. He also urged the State government to make the FCI and Civil Supplies Department buy the paddy at the rates fixed by the government. He also requested the Meteorological Department to alert the farmers on rains much before. (NSS)