Never supported Andhra split,says Jagan mother

Never supported Andhra split,says Jagan mother

She also rejected the Congress charge that her party had supported creation of Telangana.

On a day she met CPM leaders Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury and DMK leader Kanimozhi in Delhi,YSR Congress Party working president Y S Vijayamma said her party’s stand on alliances after the 2014 general elections will be “in line” with “secular and regional parties” and the Left. She also rejected the Congress charge that her party had supported creation of Telangana.

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“These are all baseless lies. Our party’s stand was made clear in the letter we had written to the Home Minister in December 2012 where in we had clearly stated that we respect the sentiments of the people of Telangana,but wanted the Centre to find a solution acceptable to all,taking into consideration all aspects and problems in a fair,just and equitable manner as a father would do,” she said.

Never supported Andhra split,says Jagan mother

Asked whether her party would support the Congress after the elections — a point repeatedly being made by TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu as he alleges “match-fixing” between the two parties — she said,“No chance.”


“Our stand will depend on the political situation which will emerge then. But most probably,our stand will be in line with secular,regional parties and the Left,” she said. “Chandrababu Naidu has Jagan phobia. In fact,it is he who is colluding with the Congress. He gave a letter in favour of creation of Telangana….”

With party chief and son Jagan Mohan Reddy continuing his fast,Vijayamma is set to meet the President to demand his intervention to keep the state united.

At her meeting with Karat and Yechury,both sides decided to work together to oppose the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Later,both sides said no political meaning should be read into the meeting although sources said it could be the beginning of a political realignment of sorts in Andhra,with TDP showing signs of moving to BJP camp.

“Today’s priority is to restore normalcy in Andhra Pradesh. The Congress and Central government should bring on board everybody concerned to restore a sense of normalcy,” Yechury said.

Meanwhile,Chandrababu Naidu continued his fast for the second day. Attacking the Congress,he demanded an all-party meeting on the issue. “This government is going to be there for six months. There is no chance of it coming back. How are parties of the future going to settle this problem? What is their commitment? Why can’t you call an all-party meeting at the national level,discuss it with everybody? Sort it out amicably,” he said.