THE Congress and its high command which were holding Y.S. Reddy, former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh in great esteem, are now denouncing him and saying he was corrupt and made huge amounts of money through fraudulent means. They have seen how his son Jagan has exploited his name and become popular.
The late Y.S. Reddy did a lot of good for the aam admi and had become hugely popular. It is a fact that Jagan became popular too through reflected glory. He must have inherited a lot of money and assets and during the brief period after his father’s death made some more on his own.
The CBI which questioned Jagan for three days has arrested him. It wanted him in its custody but the court sent him to two-week judicial custody. Jagan’s family and supporters are saying that the CBI inquiry was ordered but the CBI had not for a long time arrested him. They point to the timing of the arrest and say that it has been done in order to prevent him from campaigning in the ensuing by-elections.
Andhra Pradesh Congress chief minister is denying this and saying that the government had nothing to do with the CBI inquiry and its decision to arrest him.
Jagan’s father might have been corrupt but the aam admi is all praise for him for several beneficial measures undertaken by him.
The CBI has several corruption charges against Jagan – the latest being involvement in a havala racket – but it looks like people’s support to him has not become less. Y.S. Reddy’s wife has now taken over control of the YSR Congress and even if Jagan is in jail, the party is likely to attract huge support in Andhra Pradesh.