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Jagan, yet to be a matured politician

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Leader of Opposition and YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy is fighting a tough battle with an eye on the Chief Minister’s office. As a politician he might be right to set the ambition on the top seat, but the voters should get convinced about his abilities to handle the top post.

In the last four years, Jaganmohan Reddy, as Leader of Opposition, focused only on hitting at Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and the government’s failures. Even now, ahead of the 2019 elections, his focus is more on Chandrababu Naidu’s failures on one side and his own pack of welfare initiatives for the cross section of the people. As Opposition leader and the man aspiring to take over the Chief Minister’s Officer, Jaganmohan Reddy is justified in his criticism of Chief Minister, but there is much more required from him to sit in the slot.

Even in his Praja Sankalpa Padayatra, he moves on hitting at Chandrababu Naidu and highlighting his welfare initiatives for the people. But the big question is where his agenda is for the State!? It looks as if Jaganmohan Reddy, in his hurried run for the top seat, is forgetting the fact that people expect him to give his agenda for the State if he is voted to power.

Special Category Status is not the only thing that is required from him for the State. He has to make his mind clear on the core issues like overall development of the State, the new capital city, the bifurcation issues including the coastal corridors. It is unfortunate the Jaganmohan Reddy is not speaking about the initiatives that he has on his agenda to develop the State. The State required special care and vision, particularly after its bifurcation.

Chandrababu Naidu had taken up the industrial initiatives, Amaravati capital city and Polavaram project as his priorities for the State. His focus to get more investments and industries to the State is the agenda and he had organised three investment summits in Visakhapatnam in the last four years and had made several foreign visits to invite investment. How far he succeeded in this is a different question but he has the agenda for the State, which is missing from Jaganmohan Reddy.

He has to convince the people who have their hopes on the State and their future and certainly not just on the sops alone. The State and its future is more important for many people and he should have the agenda for the same. One wonders whether he had any such agenda with him for the State or just wants to fight this election too by criticizing Chandrababu Naidu and promising sops for the people. This alone will not help him win the election, he should understand.

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BJP denies Kadapa steel plant, Jagan says it’s TDP betrayal

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It is known news that Centre told the Supreme Court couple of days back that the steel plant in Bayaram and Kadapa are not feasible, as the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) found the project to be financially unviable. This led to agitation by Telugu people against BJP. Several leaders from TDP have condemned this and also questioned the silence of opposition party leader Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on this. Jagan responded on this issue through Twitter and called this is TDP betrayal.

Jagan tweeted – “Kadapa Steel Plant is AP’s rightful aspiration.Centre’s affidavit against the plant questions its sincerity towards AP’s welfare. TDP, having knowledge of this all the while, raising concern only now, is sheer betrayal. YSRCP demands categorical assurance from Centre on the plant “

It is surprising (rather not surprising?) see Jagan seeking “assurance from center” and calling it “sheer betrayal by TDP”. Everyone knows, it is Center that should grant the steel plant. If it is not done, despite promised in bifurcation act, it is betrayal of the centre. Jagan is using soft words like “questions sincerity” for BJP and strong words like “sheer betrayal for TDP” only shows his collusion with BJP that is completely ignoring AP state.

Chronology of the events is as below:

AP reorganisation act during bifurcation : There were several things that were assured to Andhra Pradesh in AP reorganisation act during bifurcation. One of them is Kadapa steel plant. 13th schedule of AP Reorganization Act mentions a steel plant to be granted to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana each.

After 2014 elections: But once came to power, BJP led Central Government started saying the project is not feasible. But after the states were bifurcated, Steel Authority of India Limited was asked to examine the case and SAIL had said that setting up of a plant is not financially viable.

Task force in 2016: Andhra government raised objection over SAIL feedback and centre formed a task force comprising SAIL, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) and two other companies was formed in 2016 to conduct a study on the feasibility of the project.

2017 December: As there were still apprehensions over the project, a delegation of TDP MPs and MLAs met Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and the Union Minister, Chaudary Birender Singh in December last year and after that they were sure of getting this steel plant.

2018 June: Center tells Supreme court that both Bayyaram and Kadap steel plants are not feasible.

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Is Jagan copying from Pawan Kalyan??

This is election year. So all the parties are very busy with their state tours, meetings and various other programs to impress upon voters. Jagan is all set to do foot march with 1 lakh people in Godavari district. However, Janasena fans are saying that Jagan is copying Pawan Kalyan.

Janasena fans recall Pawan Kalyan’s announcement of doing foot march with 1 lakh people in Visakhapatnam. However, as Pawan Kalyan gave a brief break to his North Andhra tour, Jagan implementing same idea of Pawan Kalyan so that when Pawan Kalyan does the same it looks as if Pawan is copying Jagan. Jagan is also doing “Pooja to Godaramma” now. Janasena fans say, Jagan is doing this because he took cue from Pawan who did Gangamma Pooja couple of weeks back. Janasena fans say this is not first time Jagan copying Pawan Kalyan. Earlier also, when Pawan did a tour in Anantapur, he gave names to the meeting dias and meeting place as Kalluri Subbarao dias and Tarimella Nagi Reddy meeting grounds after the names of leaders belonging to that place. Jagan earlier never did so, but after seeing Pawan Kalyan naming the meeting dias, Jagan also named his next meeting in North Andhra after the name of “Gurajada Apparao”.

So Janasena fans say, even though Jagan and ysrcp leaders always criticize Pawan Kalyan on various aspects, they secretly follow Pawan Kalyan Strategies and ideas and implement the same from their side. But YSR CP fans and leaders condemn all this and say Janasena fans better stop comparing their party with YSR CP and Pawan with Jagan and they better focus on building their own party first .

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Kapus embarrass Jagan during Padayatra

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Jagan is doing foot march (padayatra) in the state and he already crossed the mark of 2000 km. He recently entered Godavari districts and as usual people gathered to his padayatra in thousands. However, unlike previous districts where he didn’t face any embarrassment, in Godavari districts, he seemed to have faced somewhat embarrassing situations.

Kapu reservation is on cards since several years but because of 2014 TDP election promise, it is further intensified. Currently the issue is pending with center. TDP, Congress have already supported this issue while YSRCP or Jagan has never clearly spelled his stand. Kapus in Godavari district showed him placards asking him to spell out his stand. Reportedly, Jagan is seeing those placards and smiled at them but didn’t talk about it and moved on.

Probably Jagan is skeptical of losing votes of other communities if supports Kapu reservation issue, was the opinion of locals who saw this incident. Kapu youth are also questioning Mudragada through social media – why he is not asking Jagan to spell out his stand on this issue.

We will have to wait and see how Jagan handles this issue.

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Jagan cannot be silent to BJP’s betrayal to AP

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YSR Congress chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is silent to the BJP’s betrayal to the State in denying special category status. He is targeting only the TDP and its chief Chandrababu Naidu, even on the special category status. Chandrababu Naidu is his immediate rival and as the one aspiring to unseat Naidu and occupy the seat, is justified in criticising the TDP chief. But, the fact remains that the BJP too has a role in denying the special category status to the State and he cannot be justified in being silent.

The other day in Kaikaluru in Krishna district, Jagan Mohan Reddy had criticised the TDP for its protest against BJP chief Amit Shah in Tirupati and its campaign against BJP in Karnataka elections. While finding fault with Chandrababu Naidu for his double game of appointing a BJP Minister’s wife in TTD board on one side and claiming to be fighting against BJP on the other side, Jagan Mohan Reddy cannot be justified in not criticising the BJP. He did not make even one word against BJP during his two-hour long speech at Kaikaluru.

People across the State and those who have been living outside the State are angry with BJP for denying the special category status. They feel that the BJP leadership had denied it and thus did injustice to the State. They are supporting every sundry leader who targets BJP in holding it responsible for the injustice. The people are even accepting the government employees to talk politics openly if they criticise the BJP.

Chandrababu Naidu appears to be clear in criticising the BJP on the betrayal. He is clear in blaming the Congress for the pre-bifurcation and the BJP for the post-bifurcation. This would come as an advantage for him in the next elections. But, this clarity is not there in Jagan Mohan Reddy. He holds Chandrababu Naidu only as responsible for the injustice while being silent on the BJP. Though his party MPs try to share the blame both the TDP and the BJP equally, he is not doing that and is targeting only the TDP.

If Jagan Mohan Reddy remains silent to the BJP, it is considered that he has some secret understanding with the BJP, as alleged by the TDP. If that happens, the SCs and the Minorities, who are now with the YSR Congress, would certainly move away from Jagan Mohan Reddy and back the Congress. Thus, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s silence to the BJP or his soft corner, is set to cost him dearly and will derail his dreams of coming to power.

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Jagan Padayatra to cross 2,000 km milestone on May 14th

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YSR Congress Party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy would cross the 2,000 km milestone as he enters West Godavari district on May 14 and the Party would carry out padayatras at all mandals to express solidarity to the Praja Sankalpa Yatra and highlight the failures of Chandrababu Naidu government besides picketing the Collector Offices in the name of Vanchana Garjana.

Speaking to reporters here on Friday, party MP YV Subba Reddy said, ‘ on May 14 and 15 party cadres across the state would hold padayatras wearing black badges protesting against the TDP failures, including the assurance on Special Category Status (SCS) and other issues mentioned in the State Reorganisation Bill.

The cadres would highlight the Navaratnas and how they would benefit all sections of people and on May 16 the party leaders would picket the district Collector offices across the state in the name of “Vanchana Garjana” to submit a memorandum stating how the government has failed on all fronts.

The assurances given to various sections were not fulfilled. Farmers’ loans were not waived, despite being a coalition partner, there were no sincere efforts on SCS, Polavaram, which was to be completed by Centre, was taken over by State for kickbacks and it was left in the lurch.

Farmers were not being getting MSP for a single crop, medicare and fees reimbursement schemes were not properly being dispensed. The two allies of TDP, BJP and Jana Sena have been critical of the ruling party which shows the state of governance, he said.

Corruption has been rampant and law and order situation has deteriorated in the State.

Chandrababu Naidu nominating the spouse of Maharashtra Finance Minister to the TTD Board which makes it clear that he had been maintaining liaison with BJP to save his skin and it shows his guilt on the various corruption charges he has been facing.

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KCR , Chandrababu, Jagan in Karnataka elections

KCR extended support to JD(S) in Karnataka elections. Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP appealed to Karnataka voters to vote for anyone who can defeat BJP. YS Jagan refrained from speaking on Karnataka elections.

In fact this is the first time regional political parties representing telugu people have shown interest in elections in neighbouring states though telugus have a sizeable presence in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Odisha. The divergent political stand taken by these three regional parties in regard to Karnataka elections is nothing to do with politics in poll bound state. But, it is a result of local political necessities. Never in the past, leaders of united Andhra Pradesh or the two successor states evinced keen interest in elections in neighbouring states. But, this time as the general elections are nearer, the leaders of telugu states would not like to leave the opportunity . By their stand in Karnataka elections , they would like to further their political interests in their respective home states . No regional party of either Andhra Pradesh or Telangana is contesting in Karnataka .

KCR met former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (S) leader, HD Deve Gowda and expressed his willingness to even campaign for the party in the ensuing elections in that state. As Janata Dal (S) is contesting independently and is pitted against both Congress and BJP, KCR saw in Deve Gowda a true ally for his federal front or people’s front. But, there is no guarantee that Janata Dal (S) would remain independent of either Congress or BJP . In the wake of a hung Assembly, the Janata Dal (S) is expected to be part of a coalition led by either Congress or BJP.

KCR does not want his anti BJP crusade to help Congress in any way as he is facing a bitter fight from that party in Telangana . Any victory of Congress in Karnataka would be a morale booster for the party. The congress is expected to gain power in BJP ruled states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. Any such favourable results in these states along with Karnataka win, would certainly create national mood against Modi that benefits Congress. KCR is wary of its impact on Telangana voters. This is precisely the reason why KCR wants to support Janata Dal (S) to frustrate the chances of Congress.

Meanwhile , Chandrababu Naidu would like to sell anti Modi narrative to voters of Andhra Pradesh in 2019. He could come back to power by effectively marketing anti Congress political narrative post bifurcation. Thus , Naidu is more keen to defeat BJP rather than Congress. Neither Congress nor BJP are challengers to TDP in Andhra Pradesh. Yet, Naidu wants to tell his voters that he is fighting BJP anywhere and everywhere for the injustice done to the state. Chandrababu Naidu’s outreach in Karnataka is a part of his perception management as someone who is uncompromising in his fight against BJP for denying what is due to Andhra Pradesh.

Even if the Congress wins Karnataka, its impact will not be there in Andhra Pradesh as the people of the state are not yet ready to forgive and forget Congress for what they believe to be an arbitrary bifurcation.

YS Jaganmohan Reddy seems to be uninterested in Karnataka polls as he does not find any political dividend in extending his campaign beyond the frontiers of the state . In fact, Jagan still fights with Chandrababu Naidu rather than Narendra Modi. Given his political priority to corner Naidu rather than BJP, Karnataka is certainly not in his agenda.

( Prof.K. Nageshwar is India’s noted political analyst. He is a former member of the Telangana Legislative Council and professor in the Department of Communication & Journalism, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India )

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Jagan taking people for granted while telling lies

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YSRCP chief Jagan has been doing padayatra and his party MPs have resigned to their posts yesterday. While all of this seem to have given a boost to YSRCP fans, immediately that enthusiasm is snubbed by none other than the party chief Jagan. It seems they are also opining Jagan need not try to twist the truths and simply say whatever he has really done.

First thing is Jagan always saying he is the ONLY one fighting for special category status. This kind of statements will actually do harm as he is conveniently ignoring the facts. By saying so he is belittling the fight of pressure groups like Chalasani’s “Prathyeka hoda sadhana samithi”. Also, it was not Jagan who first started attacking BJP in Telugu states. In fact, immediately after 2014 elections, Jagan went and met Modi and has been soft on BJP. It is after Pawan’s speech in Tirupati meeting where he attacked BJP and Venkayya Naidu, Jagan hurriedly took over the agenda of SCS. Of course, Pawan’s inconsistent politics helped Jagan successfully creating the image of “ONLY one” fighting for SCS.

Another one is Jagan saying now that he was the ONLY one fought for United Andhra before 2014. By listening this people are wondering whether Jagan is taking them for granted. While TDP gave a letter for Telangana, Jagan also gave letter and he specifically asked center to use “ARTICLE 3” of constitution and grant Telangana immediately. Only CPM stood for United Andhra those days.

Probably Jagan taking memory of people for granted, at least that’s what people are thinking after seeing his recent press meets.

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Is Jagan owning an RBI Printing Press?

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YSRCP Chief YS Jagan’s sops continue to amaze. Jagan who is on ‘Praja Sankalpa Yatra’ is coming up with one of the wildest promises ever heard in the history of politics. We have seen governments requesting the parents from BPL families to send to schools. To further encourage them, many governments came up with the mid-deal meal program, free books, and even free uniform. It looks like YS Jagan has a different route altogether. The YSRCP Supremo has promised a sum of Rs 15K to the parents (probably from BPL families) who send their children to school.

‘Isn’t it because of the barbaric rule of the TDP Government and Chandrababu, I had to come up with Praja Sankalpa Yatra? Everyone here is homeless. Despite the (water) canals in reach, the farmlands have turned out to be drought-affected areas.

Isn’t it true that Chandrababu is deceiving everyone, right from the DWCRA Groups and to other saving schemes? If our Government (YSRCP) comes into power with all your blessings and God’s grace, do you all have an idea what we would be doing? I know many of you know, but if there are few people who don’t about our welfare schemes, do educate them. Our government will give Rs 15,000 to the families sending their kids to school’, said Jagan.

Further increasing his limitless sops list, the YSRCP Supremo said, ‘once we come to power, the age limit for pensioners will be reduced to 45. All standing loans you all have (until 2019 elections) in DWCRA groups and other saving schemes, our government will clear them, by handing you the loan amount in cash, in 4 instalments’.

The Andhra Pradesh’s state deficit and lack of financial resources make the sops offered by Jagan a mere election-promise. Jagan should own an RBI Printing Press if he ever wants to stick to his promises. If not, the other way is to bring back the black money lying in godowns of various political leader. The readers of Telugu360 know whom we are talking about!

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Tammareddy Bharadwaj takes a dig at CBN, PK and Jagan

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Producer, Tammareddy Bharadwaj who is known for his take on politics and film industry in recent times, once again came out hard, in a polite manner on AP CM Chandrababu, Janasena Chief Pawan Kalyan and YSRCP Chief Jagan. In his latest YouTube video, Tammareddy Bharadwaj called for a common understanding of the existing problems that are coming in way of development of Andhra Pradesh.

Tammareddy Bharadwaj started off the video, calling Agnyaathavaasi the biggest failure in Pawan Kalyan’s career, and held PK fans equally responsible for it. The former producer took a dig at the new channels, questioning the Media take on Pawan Kalyan.

‘Is the media perceiving him as an actor? Politician? Or a Social Activist? I don’t understand the attitude of the people while reacting towards a Pawan Kalyan topic. It looks like few people who are attacking PK, and others claiming as PK fans are in a deep identity crisis,’ said Tammareddy.

Parallelly he drew comparisons between the statements made by Jagan, CBN and Pawan Kalyan, on the lines of special status and special package. ‘Right from CBN, PK and Jagan, everyone is stating that BJP which shelved the concept of Special Status to AP, is not even fulfilling the promises made under the special package. On the contrary, BJP is calling it as a foul play and stated that it is indeed fulfilling everything promised under Special Package, and it is up to the AP (TDP) Government to implement these schemes.

Tammareddy questioned the dissimilarity in the statements pronounced by Modi, CBN and PK. ‘Prior to the 2014 election polls, Pawan Kalyan who supported BJP-TDP alliance, also promised that he wouldn’t shy away from questioning the government if they don’t fulfil their promises.

CBN cleverly refrains away from the issue, citing the alliance with BJP, and pronounces that he would go to the court if required. Meanwhile, Pawan Kalyan says that he will speak when required. And Modi (BJP) claims it has delivered its promises. How can these three, who were in alliance, speak three different version?

Parallelly, Jagan is busy in his Padayatra. He doesn’t make any concrete appeals regarding the Special Status or Special package.
At times, Chandrababu says, there is no need for Special Status, as the Special Package is more beneficial. And again, he blames the Centre for not granting special status. At this juncture, YS Jagan says, he shall extend support if BJP promises Special Status! So where is this going on?

Is BJP, CBN, Jagan and Pawan Kalyan trying to mislead? Let’s ignore CBN and Jagan for the meantime. What about Pawan Kalyan? It is really sad to know Pawan Kalyan too is being on the same lines. If we tend to take a liberty and advise Pawan Kalyan, we end up getting trolled by PK fans.

I pledge Pawan Kalyan come out with a clear mindset, briefing about the action plan. He should ensure that his fans and his supporters (websites) don’t start trolling when we put for an.

For me, a leader is someone who thinks about the problem and then comes up with a viable solution. Pawan Kalyan has the responsibility to clear the air on many aspects, and he needs to focus on resolving many issues that are currently lying ahead of him. If he still says that, he will speak when required, it wouldn’t make any sense. It’s been three to four years since he launched the party, and it is high time for him to direct his fans, and his supporters in a proper manner. We need clean politics, and definitely not hate politics.

I believe we all are working towards the same goal; development of Andhra Pradesh. For that, we need to work together, putting everything behind time, and go ahead,’ concluded Tammareddy.

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Overconfident Y.S. Jagan finalizes his cabinet ministers ?

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Jagan’s padayatra that started on 6th November (2017) is going on successfully and it is more than 50 days since he started his foot march. However, some seniors of YSRCP, who wanted to join a few more leaders into the party to strengthen the party, were shocked by Jagan’s response on such proposal. It seems, Jagan was against joining any more big leaders into his party. Reportedly, he told –

“We can’t join those senior leaders into our party. They are big leaders and if they join our party now, they will expect cabinet ministries when we form government in 2019. As I have already finalized the compilation of my cabinet, I can’t join these senior leaders”

Obviously, senior leaders of YSRCP were appalled by Jagan’s response and they felt, Jagan must have become over-confident after seeing so many people coming to his padayatra. He might be thinking all those coming to see him during Padayatra will vote him, but which is not the case. They remind, even during Nandyala by-poll also so many people came to Jagan’s meetings but the party lost in the elections miserably.

Moreover, we can recall what happened before 2014. Then also, Jagan party was full of leaders and he declined some last minute joiners. There were rumors those days that leaders like Ganta Srinivas were declined entry into YSRCP and so he joined TDP later. Had he joined YSRCP, the party’s fate in Vizag might be different and the prospects of Vizag MP candidate (YS Vijayamma) also might be different. It is surprising to see Jagan committing the same mistake again.

Moreover, Jagan saying his 2019 cabinet is already compiled is shocking as well as ridiculous. Even the most senior leaders in the country who became chief ministers couple of times might have never fully compiled their cabinets much before elections. Probably, this only shows his over confidence. Seems, ruling party’s USP in 2019 would be Jagan’s over-confidence and his inability to turn anti-incumbency into votes.

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Jagan’s praja sankalpa yatra crosses 500 km mark

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YSRCP president and Opposition leader in AP Assembly, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy crossed 500 km mark in his Praja Sankalpa Yatra. He completed 500 km milestone as he reached Gotluru village in Anantapur district on Saturday. Beginning his padayatra in Idupulapaya, he has so far covered 3 districts – Kadapa, Kurnool and Anantapur. YS Jagan tweeted from his official handle, in this regard. He tweeted –

“The 500 km mark. I am more motivated than ever to continue this journey of mine across AP, meeting each & every one of you. I am walking amid broken hopes, broken trust & broken promises. I feel the pain, the anger. Every step strengthens my resolve. Every step is a rededication.”

Jagan started Pada yatra in the month of November and has been addressing several issues during his yatra. Response from masses for the yatra is good but the analysts so far pointed out couple of mistakes like – his speeches being self-centered and repeatedly telling that I will resolve all the issues after becoming CM. However, masses seem to have not bothered much about such analysis and attending Jagan’s meetings in huge numbers. Jagan has been talking on various issues and slamming the ruling party and Chandrababu Naidu for failing to keep up the promises. Jagan is yet to cover 2,500 km and 10 districts which will take at least another 5 months.

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What is the use of Jagan giving interviews to Sakshi media again?

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Jagan, who finished one month of pada yatra, gave a special interview to Sakshi TV yesterday with Kommineni interviewing Jagan. Not very surprisingly, Jagan was same old convenient questions by Sakshi employee Jagan and Jagan gave same old answers.

While the questions were like – what you have observed in this one month, how people are reacting to your tour, what they are thinking about Chandra Babu ruling, the answers that Jagan gave to these questions were not beyond the imagination of even a school goindg kid in AP state. Actualy Jagan should have utilized this opportunity to give interview to any other media channel so that he could reach wider section of people. People who follow Sakshi already know all these things and Jagan telling same things in Sakshi TV is really of no use, in terms of reaching any wider section of people.

It is to be remembered that Jagan has NEVER given “open” interview to any of the Telugu channels other than Sakshi. Once, when Ravi Prakash was handling the ‘Encounter’ program in TV9, he revealed in the same program that TV9 requested Jagan for Encounter program but he declined. Even in English media also Jagan used to give ‘closed’ interviews to NDTV that had (at that time) strategic agreement with Sakshi editorial board . Jagan need to face other TV channels directly and answer their questions logically, so that he could reach to wider audience i addition to Sakshi audience.

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Are these two, next big wickets from YSRCP?

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Recently DP senior leader and AP minister Achen Naidu has said that the TDP is trying to bring a few more big heads from the YSRCP into his party. He said that they have already initiated talks with those YSRCP leaders. He added, If they also come, our objective would be achieved and YSRCP will be left with just a couple of MLAs. Ever since these comments were made, hot debates happening in political circles about who those big wigs are.

If grapevine reports are to be believed, Srikanth Reddy and Mekapati are those big heads planning to jump ship next. If it happens, huge blow for YSR CP. Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy is currently representing the Nellore Loksabha. He won one time as MLA and 5 times as MP. He is senior leader and his defection will impact morale of YRSCP cadre. Mekapati also open to change, but so far his son is stopping him so far. MLA Srikanth Reddy is in huge financial trouble. He spent on two elections and full time in opposition last 8 years. So he is also thinking of defecting.

It seems to be Chandra Babu’s master mind to pull YSRCP leaders exactly during when Jagan is doing Padayatra. Usually Padayatra’s are done by the politicians to mingle with people and project themselves as someone winning people’s trust. But by making his own party leaders defect exactly during that time, CBN conveying people that leaders from his own party don’t trust Jagan anymore.

We have to wait and see how many more will turncoat from YSRCP and finally how many will remain.

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Sakshi keeps mum on Jagan appearing before court today

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Jagan has started pada yatra in a grand way and so far his party and cadre is also buoyant with the response the from the people. Sakshi, obviously has been completely focusing on Jagan’s tour and giving full fledged coverage of pada yatra. However, Sakshi did not say a word about Jagan appearing before court today as he is bound to do so on Friday because of the ongoing cases.

It can be understood that Sakshi never mentioned these cases and his appearance before court till now because it is owned by Jagan and also because it is a regular ongoing process with no specific updates. But now, as his pada yatra will be halted for a day because of this, at least in that context this should have been covered as a news just to inform people that there will be a break for pada yatra today. But Sakshi kept mum and didn’t even mention Jagan’s appearance before the court and consequently stopping pada yatra for a day.

Of course, gone are the days when people believed single source for any kind of information and people get to know all they want to know from either other channels or from social media, in some cases when no daily and TV channel reports. So, anyway people know Jagan’s one day break on every Friday whether sakshi reports it or not.

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YS Jagan Responds On Paradise Papers Exposure

The ruling party in Andhra Pradesh has intensified its attack on the Opposition leader, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, after his name emerged in the in the disclosures made in the Paradise Papers. It was alleged that YS Jagan is involved in routing money through offshore accounts and shell companies.

Meanwhile, Jagan who is on the third day of his Padayatra threw an open challenge to Chandrababu Naidu. He said Naidu to prove that Jagan stashed wealth in abroad. “I am giving 15 days time to Chandrababu to prove that I stashed wealth abroad,” Jagan challenged.

If the allegations are proved true, Jagan offered to walk out of politics. He further demanded that Chandrababu should resign. However, it was the allegation by an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) working in partnership with 96 news organizations.

Well, no matter what the allegations are, Jagan holds all the responsibility to come out clean.

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AP Minister Lashes Out At YS Jagan On His Name In Paradise Papers

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YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy was lambasted by Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy on Tuesday. The latter demanded an explanation from YS Jagan, on his name reportedly surfacing in the disclosures made in the Paradise Papers.

“It is not just the CBI and the ED that are after Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy. According to media reports, his name also figures in the list of people linked to offshore accounts,” the minister was quoted as saying.

The Leader of Opposition owed an explanation to the people of the state, said Mr. Somireddy. According to a journalistic investigation published by media outlets, dubbed the ‘Paradise Papers’, the names of several Indians surfaced, linked to companies in offshore tax havens last week. The fresh financial links in the CBI case against YSR Congress Party Chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, were also reported in the investigation.

At almost 100 media outlets, the investigation was performed by 382 reporters, who analyzed more than 13 million tax haven documents covering the period 1950-2016.

Among the 127 internationally known figures linked to offshore tax havens were Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and singers Bono and Madonna.

The Appleby and Asiatici Trust Law Firm leaked the documents from 19 jurisdictions on the worldwide list of tax havens and received by Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) was called in to examine them.

As per the reports, the details of financial transactions related to Nimmagadda Prasad, were also shown by the Apppleby’s records. Prasad, who is an industrialist, is also an accused in Jagan’s case, and is also named in one of the chargesheets. The allegations against Jagan relate to the period 2004-2009. Jaganmohan reddy, spent 16 months in jail before he was released on bail in 2013. He was arrested in May 2012.

In criminal conspiracy with others, Jaganmohan Reddy got allotted a mining lease to Bharathi Cement Corporation Private Limited illegally. He received bribes from various persons/companies in the guise of investments in his group companies as ‘quid pro quo’ for undue favors granted to them by Andhra Pradesh government when Jagan’s father YS Rajasekhar Reddy was the chief minister.

The proceeds of crime through his group companies Sandur Power, Classic Realty, Silicon Builders, Saraswati Power and Industries and 10 other companies in the form of investments, purchase of movable and immovable properties and third party payments etc. Were laundered by Jagan Mohan Reddy revealed the investigations, said Enforcement directorate.

In the ‘quid pro quo’ investment case, 11 chargesheets have been filed by the CBI against Jagan, senior government officials of Andhra Pradesh and businessmen.

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Y S Jagan starts new “web series”

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Jagan is all set to start his “Pada yatra”. He has pinned high hopes on this foot march that it will bring him into power akin to YSR’s “pada yatra” bringing into power in 2004. So he is leaving no stone unturned to make his state tour a grand success. He recently met the CEOs of most of the TV channels and also media baron Ramoji Rao and requested them to give full coverage for his “yatra” and it seems now he is fully aware that covering just in his own media is not enough. Latest in these activities is Jagan starting a new web series.

Jagan started a video series in face book with the title “Jagan Speaks”. Through this video series he will share the updates of his “Praja Sankalpa yatra” on regular basis so that people can get it straight from the horse’s mouth. Jagan will share his experiences during his foot march through this video series. So, apparently Jagan is using all the possible channels like TV, news papers, twitter, facebook and all the media and social media channels to reach the maximum people in the state.

We have to wait and see how all these efforts help Jagan politically !

Here is the first episode of JAGAN SPEAKS web series :

నా ప్రజల దీవెనలతో రేపు, నవంబర్ 6వ తేదీన ఇడుపులపాయ నుండి ప్రజా సంకల్ప యాత్రను మొదలుపెడుతున్నాను. నా ఆలోచనలు, పాదయాత్రలోని అనుభవాలను మీతో పంచుకోవడానికి 'Jagan Speaks' అనే ఈ వీడియో సిరీస్ ను ప్రారంభిస్తున్నాను. బయటి విధంగానే డిజిటల్ మాధ్యమంలో కూడా ఆదరణ, చేయూతనందిస్తారని ఆశిస్తున్నాను. #PrajaSankalpaYatra #JaganSpeaks

Posted by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday, November 5, 2017

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Here is the schedule of Jagan’s Praja Sankalpa Padayatra

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Jagan Praja Sankalpa Padayatra

The schedule for YSR Congress party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s six-month Praja Sankalpa Padayatra has been finalized. He handed over the padayatra schedule, route map, programmes and precautions to be taken to the MPs, MLAs, constituency coordinators and other important leaders of the party on Thursday. The responsibilities of the Padayatra Yatra Management Committees, Central Committee Coordination, District Committee and Assembly Coordination Committee were detailed. Here are the details of the walkathon which will being on November 6 –

The Padayatra will start at 11:00am on November6 at Idupulapaya in Kadapa district and will end at Ichchapuram town in Srikakulam district

  • Route will cover 125 constituencies
  • Number of days 180
  • Number of Kilometres 3000, around 16kilometers per day
  • 125 public address on large scale
  • More than 5000 meetings through the journey
  • 6000 significant areas will be covered
  • 20000 Karyakartas to participate
  • Cover 10000 Residential areas
  • The goal is to reach out to 45lakh families directly
  • The aim is to reach out to at least 2 crores people during walkathon
  • Minimum 2 meetings in the local engineering and medical colleges with special thrust on Special Category Status

Daily Routine

  • A brief interaction with those who come to meet him between 8am and 8.30 am
  • Walkathon from 8.30 am to 12.30pm to cover 8kilometers
  • 12.30pm to 3:00pm lunch and leisure
  • Brief meeting again between 3:00pm and 3.30pm
  • Resume walkathon from 3.30pm to 7.30pm to cover another 8 kilometres
  • Break after Padayatra
  • During the course of night break, 175 Meetings with the key leaders
  • About 125 Meetings with prominent communities and 180 social organisations
  • 25 Unofficial media meetings
  • Around 50 meetings with Digital Media and Volunteers
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Exclusive: Jagan says Pawan Kalyan will not make much difference to AP politics

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YSR Congress Party leader Jagan Mohan Reddy does not see Pawan Kalyan in the race for Chief Minister’s post. This revelation was made in the meeting with the CEOs/editors of electronic media at his Lotus Pond residence as exclusively revealed by Telugu360.

Jagan was asked about Jana Sena chief Kalyan’s role in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. The opposition leader opined that the race for Chief Minister’s post is two-faced battle between Chandrababu Naidu and him. Furthermore, he noted that unconventional elements like Jana Sena will not make much difference to the current scenario.

However, Jagan should understand that with its improved activism Jana Sena’s voter share may go up which will divide the anti-government votes. While Chandrababu may feel the impact less, YSRCP will have to bear the brunt event if he doesn’t foresee multifaceted competition.

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