YSR Congress chief and Leader of Opposition in AP, Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Chanrababu Naidu and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan for denial of special category status to the State. He addressed the party workers in his Samara Sankharavam meeting at Kadapa on Thursday after his first such meeting in Tirupathi was successful. He is planning to do the same in every district to have a direct interaction with the party booth-level workers ahead of the elections.
Jaganmohan Reddy reiterated his commitment to the cause of the special category status to the State, which he termed as the life-line to the State and its people. He said he had been fighting for the special category status demand, while other parties including Pawan Kalyan and Chandrababu Naidu joined later. He blamed Chandrababu Naidu for compromising with the BJP and giving up the State’s right on the special category status. He tried to recall the statements of Chandrababu Naidu when the latter settled for special package in place of special status.
The YSR Congress chief also blamed Pawan Kalyan for not standing guarantee to the promises of both TDP and BJP in the 2014 elections. He said that the actor-turned politician had given assurances to the people that he would stand guarantee to the promises of the BJP and TDP and wondered why he was not questioning them now. He further recalled that Pawan Kalyan had promised to question both Narendra Modi and Chandrababu Naidu on peoples’ issue and said that the actor had never questioned them on the special category status.
Taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for denial of the special category status to the State, Jaganmohan Reddy wondered how the promises made in Parliament and in the temple town of Tirupathi could be ignored. “Parliament is the temple of democracy. It was here in this temple the leaders have given some promises to the State. Tirupathi is the temple town with Lord Venkateswara presiding over. It was here these leaders have made some promises to the State. Unfortunately, the leaders have gone back on the promises made in the temple of democracy and in the temple town of Tirupathi,” Jaganmohan Reddy said hitting hard at Chandrababu Naidu, Narendra Modi and Pawan Kalyan, who were present in Tirupathi public meeting before 2014 elections.