The Ysr Congress on Tuesday alleged that the Congress in connivance of the law enforcing authorities had arrested YS Jaganmohan Reddy only to save its flock and stop further exodus after its disastrous performance in the June 12 by-polls.
“Congress hatched the conspiracy to confine YS Jaganmohan Reddy to jail as the Italian-born Sonia Gandhi-headed party in its mafia style operation wanted to save its own party from further collapse as the results of by-polls is a bygone conclusion,” party spokesperson Ambati Rambabu told reporters here.
Be it Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari, Chief Minister, N Kiran Kumar Reddy, PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana, everyone started telling the same lines that the arrest of YS Jaganmohan Reddy ahead of the by-polls would not be a wise idea, but the reality is, “if our leader is in the open the Congress edifice will collapse as there will be exodus from that Party,” he said adding that the present dispensation in the State wants and will be trying to save its skin till the 2014 general elections.
“We do not believe that the arrest is valid. It is done only to please Sonia Gandhi, whom YS Jagan has defied by continuing the Odarpu Yatra,” he said adding that they still have doubts about the death of YSR in the helicopter crash. Many questions remained unanswered and the State and Central governments did not conduct a proper inquiry is our view, he said.
“A resolution demanding a judicial inquiry was passed in the YSRC plenary itself. The lukewarm response to find out the reasons behind the crash of the helicopter and the overenthusiasm in arresting YS Jagan clearly shows that the Congress leadership is hiding facts and is part of a larger conspiracy,” he said.
YSRC cadre will conduct relay hunger strikes at all mandal headquarters for ten days starting Wednesday to protest against the arrest of YS Jagan, the district conveners meeting has decided. The programme will not be applicable to mandals where elections are due, he said.
YS VIjayamma will take up electioneering and the party will win all the 18 assembly and Nellore Lok Sabha seats as people were witness to the crude way in which the YS Jagan’s arrest was dealt with by the State Government and the subsequent comments by the leaders of Congress and TDP.
The way in which the city was turned into a police fortress, the heavy restrictions imposed on traffic movements, arrest of party cadre, spokespersons and the house arrest of YSRC candidates who were democratically eligible for canvassing shows the fear of the Congress government and its secret ally, TDP, he said.
The fear of losing is very pronounced in every act of the Congress and it will pay a heavy price in the days to come, he said.