17 January, 2021

Weighty Initials

A son and widow pin hope on YSR’s legacy

Weighty Initials

Sonrise or Sunset?

  • The Kadapa byelection is a make-or-break election for YSR’s son Jaganmohan Reddy
  • He is contesting the Kadapa Lok Sabha seat; his mother Vijayalakshmi is contesting the Pulivendula assembly seat
  • The two have been playing the sympathy card and trying to cash in on the YSR legacy
  • 11 candidates with the name Jaganmohan Reddy and seven Vijayalakshmi have filed papers
  • Feeling the heat, Congress has put 12 ministers on the campaign


Addressing a crowd while campaigning in Kadapa, Jaganmohan Reddy says, “This is not just an election, it’s war. It’s a fight between dharma and adharma, justice and injustice.” The wave of the hand that accompanies those words is an imitation of a famous gesture of his late father, former chief minister and Congress strongman Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy. The May 8 byelections for the Kadapa Lok Sabha seat, which Jagan...



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