Congress MLAs supporting former Kadapa MP Ys Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday alleged that the Congress had entered into a ‘secret deal’ with the Telugu Desam Party during the recent Legislative Council elections.
Talking to media persons after MLC B Narayana Reddy took oath at Jubilee Hall, the MLAs Gurnath Reddy, Raghunath Reddy and Srikant Reddy alleged that Congress had ‘fixed the match match’ with Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu in the Council elections and ignored them completely.
“They are not even inviting our party members to party meetings and had asked us to extend support to the Congress’ official candidate. How are we held responsible for losing of official candidate in the Council elections?” they asked and rubbished the allegations which appeared in a section of media.
The ruling party, which came to power on the charisma of former chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, has no courtesy towards his family members they pointed out. They said that instead of holding the YSR family in high esteem, the Congress was resorting to targeting them by leveling corruption allegations since it was unable to match Mr Jaganmohan Reddy politically.
Mr Srikant Reddy stated the Congress did not seek the support of its own MLAs yet openly took the support of Telugu Desam Party. He said the YSR Congress Party will win both the Kadapa and Pulivendula by-elections and come out with flying colours.
Responding to questions about the agenda of YSR Congress Party, Mr Srikant Reddy said that the party agenda has already been mentioned on the party flag.
He expressed confidence that all people, who benefited from the schemes and programmes of former chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy will definitely vote in favour of YSR Congress Party.