Jagan slams Naidu, CBI

YSR Congress president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy targeted the TD and CBI on the second day of his electioneering in Anantapur urban constituency on Monday.

Addressing a series of roadshows in the town after offering prayers at a dargah in Chandrababu Naidu Colony and a church in Aravind Nagar, he accused TD supremo N Chandrababu Naidu of misusing power to grab lands. He charged the TD chief with giving away valuable lands in Hyderabad to his kin during his nine-year regime.

He said the CBI is finding fault with late chief minister YS Rajasekahra Reddy for allotting lands for development of industries in backward districts of Mahbubnagar and Medak districts, while conveniently leaving Chandrababu Naidu, who gave away lands for luxury resorts and golf clubs.

Jagan maintained that the Opposition party was more interested in tarnishing the image of Rajasekhara Reddy than in solving the problems of the poor and farmers.

He blamed the ‘direction-less policies’ of the state government for the suicides by farmers in the state. He wondered why no one was questioning the banks for charging more interest from women on the loans taken under the Pavala Vaddi scheme.

Stating that the 17 MLAs have resigned their posts to teach a lesson to the government which is least bothered about people’s welfare and called upon the people to re-elect them with a massive mandate. He said everyone is aware how the party nominee Gurunath Reddy strove for the welfare of Anantapur people.

Meanwhile, large number of Congress leaders joined the YSR Congress. Notable among those include former Anantapur municipal chairman A Narayana Reddy, his son A Adinarayana Reddy