Targeting YSR may prove costly for Congress

Targeting YSR may prove costly for Congress

YSR Congress party leader and MLC Jupudi Prabhakar Rao today claimed that the Congress party would lose heavily in the by-elections if it targeted former Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy during the by-poll campaign. Talking to media persons, Mr Rao, a Congress rebel, said the people, who benefited from YSR’s welfare schemes and programmes, would revolt against the Congress government if it targeted YSR.

He said the people of the respective constituencies would teach a fitting lesson to the Congress party and Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy in the by-elections for neglecting YSR schemes and diluting his pet programmes. Condemning the statements of some dalit leaders, who enjoyed power during the stint of YSR, criticizing the former chief minister he expressed confidence that the YSR Congress Party would win the by-elections in all the 18 Assembly segments.