Jagan not allowed to pay tributes to his father

Late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on his third death anniversary Sunday, Rich tributes were paid by his family members, YSRC party and ruling Congress party today.

People from different parts of the state also reached Idupulapaya to pay homage to Rajasekhara Reddy, one of the most popular leaders in the state’s history. A large number of people including beneficiaries of several schemes launched by YSR also paid tributes at the YSR memorial in Kurnool district.

YSR’s family members and party leaders rued that Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy was not allowed to pay tributes to his late father. His wife and YSR Congress party honorary president Vijayalakshmi, daughter Sharmila, son-in-law Anil Kumar, daughter-in-law Bharati, brother Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy and other family members paid tributes and offered special prayers at his grave in Idupulapaya in Kadapa district.

YSR Congress, founded by Jaganmohan Reddy after quitting Congress party in 2010, organised poor feeding and blood donation camps across the state to mark the death anniversary.

Despite the controversies surrounding YSR’s rule, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Congress leader M. Veerappa Moily and state Congress chief Botsa Satyanarayana paid tributes to the late leader by garlanding his statues in Hyderabad. “YSR was our tallest leader from Andhra. We always remember him. He will always be alive in hearts of people,” said Moily.