Thank you Sudhir for the article. It is really in an insight into our leader Y S Jagan’s decision making process.
“The manner in which my uncle, Y S Vivekananda Reddy was picked up from Hyderabad, taken to Delhi, made to meet Sonia Gandhi, all in one day, what am I to make of it? It was all planned to create fissures and to show Jagan does not have support within his own family.”
His hyperactive net-savvy supporters are mentioning December 21, his birthday, as the big day when he will announce his party. I tell him that December 9, Sonia’s birthday, strangely is another date mentioned on the web. He smiles and says “December 9 is also my wife’s birthday”.
18 responses to “Jagan on the road less travelled by T S Sudhir”
I hope Jagan Sir will not join BJP or any other national party.He should start a Regional party in AndhraPradesh
Harirama Jogiah meet Ys jagan
West godavari DCC president moshen raju resigned his post join with JaGun.
Moshenraju is a well supporter of YSR and YSJ. He is a good guy and well touch with USA YS Yuvasena activities which is promoted by Bonthu Nagi Reddy garu and Ramakrishna Reddy garu.
Jagan decided to quit the day mother wept, Sonia watched.
Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy had decided to leave the Congress as early as June this year, after he saw his mother Y S Vijayalakshmi weep in front of an unmoved Sonia Gandhi, the rebel camp claimed today.
According to close aides of Jagan, the wife of the late chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy broke down while repeatedly begging Sonia to allow her son to continue his Odarpu Yatra “for peace to his father’s soul”.
“So what?” Sonia is said to have snapped as Vijayalakshmi pleaded that Jagan had promised to visit the families of those who had died after hearing news of YSR’s death. The incident reportedly took place on June 29.
When asked for a confirmation of the story, Ambati Rambabu, a close associate of Jagan, told The Indian Express: “Jaganmohan Reddy, his mother and sister had gone to New Delhi to meet Sonia Gandhi to request her not to stop his Odarpu Yatra. When the Congress president rejected her repeated pleas to allow her son to go ahead, she (Vijayalakshmi) started weeping. But it had no effect on Sonia who said that he (Jagan) should either call all bereaved families to Hyderabad or to the district headquarters.”
According to the Jagan camp, the rebel MP was “very moved and upset” to see his mother shed tears in vain. “The family’s ties with the party high command snapped on that day. After that, it was only a matter of time before Jagan would formally break ties with the party,” said an aide.
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No bjp pls
we want high command in AP itself
not in delhi or mumbai
only Regional party based on Telugu people like Tamilnadu
all the best Jagan
One reason for the current turmoil in both Congress and BJP lies in the fact that neither party observes the most basic principle of inner party democracy. Readers might recall that as recently as August 28th while discussing the RSS I wrote in these columns: “Democratic parties are supposed to function through elections. Unfortunately not a single party functions like this in India . The meek acceptance of leaders appointed by high commands is symptomatic of the malaise in Indian politics.” Thanks to Sonia Gandhi national attention has shifted from the travails of the BJP to the growing mess in the Congress after Rajshekhar Reddy’s death.
The succession issue in Andhra is simple. The late Chief Minister’s son is a young first term MP. Overwhelmingly the Andhra MLAs want him to succeed to the vacant post. Sonia Gandhi is reluctant to oblige. Various reasons are being broadcast to justify this. “The son is too young; he is too inexperienced; his succession will set a bad precedent for other states.” Other reasons are whispered to justify the same. “The Andhra loyalists of the late CM have commercial interests in installing the son. There is a smell of corruption in the air…”
All this is irrelevant. The legislators from Andhra are reinforcing the norms created by the central leadership of the Congress party. The motives of the Andhra MLAs today are no different from what they were when Rajshekhar Reddy was alive. The High Command of the Congress earlier benefited hugely from those motives both politically and financially. Why cannot it continue to do so now? As for the inexperience of the CM’s son, it should be cancelled by his parentage. The experience that Congress leaders in the past owned before assuming the highest office in the land diminishes the relevance of experience. In other words, the chickens of dynastic rule are coming home to roast. Therefore Sonia Gandhi should not sulk but exult. If the Congress moves towards dynastic federalism it will be a step forward. If Sonia Gandhi attempts to scotch the Andhra revolt the Congress may have to pay very dearly for that.
The worm has turned. Sonia Gandhi can only stop it by killing it. In that event, who from Andhra will fill the coffers of the central party…?
After the death of Rajshekhar Reddy the prevailing political dynastic culture expressed itself as was expected. The late CM’s son, Jagan Mohan Reddy, was an elected MP. The sentiment in the Andhra Congress was overwhelmingly in favour of making him the successor. For no convincing reason Mrs Sonia Gandhi resisted that move. Perhaps a younger leader than Rahul Gandhi with the strong support base of one of India’s larger states solidly behind him injected envy mixed with insecurity in 10 Jan path.
Whatever the reason, Mrs Gandhi tried to defuse Jagan Mohan’s strength by recklessly announcing a separate Telangana state without laying proper ground work for an all India policy change. As a result not only did she create a political mess by destabilizing Andhra, the most important Congress bastion in the country, she also alienated the followers of Jagan Mohan Reddy and with each passing day the distance between the two camps widened.
On September 9, 2009 it was stated in an article entitled Sonia’s Self-destructive Streak:
“The late Chief Minister’s son is a young first term MP. Overwhelmingly the Andhra MLAs want him to succeed to the vacant post. Sonia Gandhi is reluctant to oblige… If Mrs Gandhi attempts to scotch the Andhra revolt the Congress may have to pay very dearly for that.”
Well, now it is pay back time. Jagan Mohan has resigned from Parliament and the Congress Party. His mother, an MLA, has also resigned from the assembly and the party. The clan is going to fight on the ground. Jagan Mohan will launch his own party.
The first response of the Congress is pathetic. It is refuting the number of MLAs reputedly supporting Jagan Mohan by offering a paltry figure. Further it has sought an alliance with a regional party led by the actor Charanjeevi to counter the possible fallout of Jagan’s revolt. This panic step is the worst signal the party could have sent to the Andhra public. One suspects that the Congress leadership is clueless about the nature of the challenge.
Jagan Mohan Reddy will not bother whether he attracts 20 MLAs or five. Events over the past months show that he has acquired enough strength to create his own mass based party. As it continues to grow and increase strength MLAs will line up to join him. It will be up to him to pick and choose. Present ground realities suggest that Sonia Gandhi has struck the last nail in the coffin of the Andhra Congress. Now it remains to be seen how the rest of the country reacts to the unfolding events in Andhra.
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I wish Jagan won’t join in BJP or any National party.
He shoould have his own Party.
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y.s. jagan mohan reddy .he is aresponceble person.look like is father y.s.rajashekar reddy. my best cheef minister in india .i want see jagan brother chef minister in andrapradesh.my family i like to support is new politikal party.
Looks like BJP seriously wants Jagan in their camp. Everyday Venkaiah naidu issuing a statement praising YSR.