14 June, 2021

Forward March

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

Forward March

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.


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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