YSRC slams Lagadapati

YSR Congress Party today criticised Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal for his uncharitable remarks against weaker sections and challenged him to quit his Lok Sabha seat and seek a fresh mandate. ‘The arrogant MP calling SCs as suitcases and BCs as brief cases is unpardonable and he should apologise to the weaker sections. We challenge him to quit his seat and seek a re-election which will show him his place,’ YSRC SC Cell Convener Nalla Surya Prakash told reporters here. “It is unfortunate that Mr Rajagopal is assing such remarks on BCs who form 50 per cent of the population and SCs who represent 22 per cent of the people. If such a large chunk of people go against him, he will rejected outright if he seeks a re-election,” Mr Surya Prakash said. Mr Prakash said Mr Rajagopal’s earlier victory was with the help of weaker sections, who were with late YSR and he himself had endorsed the leadership qualities of Rajasekhara Reddy. Now he is dancing to the tunes of high command and is speaking in a different voice, the YSR Congress leader charged. Criticising YSR and YS Jaganmohan Reddy may be the party policy but once the weaker sections pull out their support he will bite the dust, he said. Mr Rajagopal who occupied a large extent of Wakf land for his Lanco project in the city is also an accused in a solar power project scam in Rajasthan, he alleged. A national magazine has published the irregularities he has resorted to in getting the seven solar power plants, he claimed. Training his guns on Congress Rajya Sabha MP V Hanumanth Rao, he said Mr Rao has been passing remarks that show the arrogance of the Party and its leadership. However, people are with Jagan and the ensuing by-elections will show who stands where.