Jagan, who is accused of amassing huge wealth through illegal means of using his father, the late YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s (YSR) office, when he was the chief minister, was arrested late on Sunday. He was produced before the court on Monday morning and shifted to Chanchalguda Central Prison in the evening after the court’s directives. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is now under trial prisoner No.6093
Jagan’s Mother Vijayamma and wife bharathi tried to meet to him and jail officials are not allowed them to meet.Vijayamma has taken the entire responsibilities of Y.S.R congress party and she will be participating in by elections campaign from 30 May onwards and she is going to make a move to Idupulapaya by tomorrow.
Political ananlyst K Nageswar, says, “The CBI and ED probe is not going to tell the people anything new. People are not saying that YSR was not corrupt. They say and ask who is not corrupt. So they don’t see much difference between the three main political parties on that issue. So that cynicism on corruption will help Jagan.”
The Congress and the Telugu Desam have had reason to be nervous over the last few days, with Jagan claiming that many of their leaders are waiting to jump into his party. As the CBI questioned him over three days before his arrest, Mr Reddy would arrive for interrogation flaunting rebel Congressmen by his side. A TDP leader, Mysoora Reddy, had breakfast with him on Friday last, was thrown out of the TDP and joined the YSR Congress all on the same day.
Before his arrest Mr Reddy had said, “The government may not fall because Chandrababu Naidu won’t let that happen but it is true that both within the Congress and the TDP there are many leaders (who want to join us), but I am very picky and choosy.”
The Congress in Andhra Pradesh has been a divided house fighting battles on several fronts, including Telangana. Politically, for a party that has openly given Jagan Reddy’s father, YSR, the credit for bringing the Congress to power in Andhra Pradesh and at the Centre, both in 2004 and 2009, a turnaround to paint their star chief minister black after his son emerged as a threat, has not helped.
Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy says the YSR Congress is lying to earn political mileage. And that YSR’s son and widow are using his accidental death to gain politically. He accuses them of being ungrateful for what the Congress did to prop up YSR.
“The basic problem is he has to explain the financial irregularities in his firms. He wants to divert attention from that. The pace at which his party is losing ground in the field is very drastic. To cover up, he is creating drama and he is saying the government is not stable, because some MLAs are coming to us. That is not true. The government is stable,” the CM said
The Campaign Schedule follows below:
May31: Narasanapeta, Payakaravupeta and Ramachandrapuram