Jagan’s target 20 seats in Lok Sabha

On a day the party her husband heads won 15 out of 18 assembly seats and the Nellore Lok Sabha, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s wife, Bharathi Reddy, says they just took things as they came. “People must be thinking we worked on some master strategy to come to this day but there is absolutely nothing like that. We just took it as it came and reacted to whatever was happening without often realising what the possible outcome may be,” she said. Today’s win has taken the YSR Congress’ tally in the Andhra Pradesh assembly to 16 and in Parliament to two.

Jagan Mohan Reddy’s sister Sharmila said she was confident her brother would soon be chief minister, the latest by 2014. The party is hoping to make the numbers that will win Jagan a chair that was denied to him after his father’s death. Jagan himself feels more than 20 seats in the Lok Sabha is what he would be looking at to become a voice that matters nationally.