Groupism surges in YSRC’s events

The first anniversary celebrations of the YSR Congre-ss in Chittoor were marred by group politics, much to the dismay of cadres and leaders. In the politically sensitive Chandragiri constituency, party cadres had split into two groups, one led by constituency in-charge Mr Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy, and the other by local YSRC leader Mr Mallam Chandramouli Reddy.

Mr Bhaskar Reddy arran-ged a spectacular display of the party flag, 1,000 feet lo-ng and six feet wide, thro-ugh the arterial junctions of the historic fort town, hailing the leadership of Mr Jagan, the other group organised a cake cutting event, followed by flag hoisting and fireworks.

Both groups stayed away from criticising each other, and pledged to work for the party under the leadership of Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Mr Bhaskar Reddy said that the state would witness integrated development only under the leadership of Mr Jagan.

YSRC farmers’ wing lead-er T. Adikesavulu Reddy said that the YSRC succeeded in getting the long-pending dues to the sugarcane growers cleared, and lifting the ban on the black jaggery. He said that he would continue his campaign for the party till Mr Jagan was made the Chief Minister.

Similarly, neighbouring Puthalapattu constituency also witnessed groupism, with two groups, one led by Mr Rajaratnam Reddy and the other by Mr Srikanth, holding the anniversary event separately.