14 June, 2021

Forward March

Jagan is in jail, but YSR Congress still one to beat

PTI
Forward March
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Party Games

  • YSR Congress currently has 18 MLAs, 2 Lok Sabha MPs
  • At least 40 MLAs said to be ready to join party, but Jagan unsure about giving them tickets
  • In 1983, when NTR founded the TDP, 90% went to freshers. Jagan toying with same formula.
  • The SC denies Jagan bail on May 9. The apex court directs the CBI to complete probe in four months.

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It was on May 27, 2012, that Yuvajana Sramika Raithu Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy was arrested by the CBI in an illegal assets case. Since then, the 40-year-old MP from Kadapa has been an inmate of the Chanchal­guda prison as a special category undertrial prisoner. But a year after his arrest, Jagan continues to be the biggest nightmare for both the Congress and the Telugu Desam (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh.

The prodigal heir of the state Congr­ess, accused of using his late father Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s position as CM to acquire quid pro quo ben­efits (to the tune of hundreds of...

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