Jagan Meets Governor, Registers Protest Against Inclusion Of Defectors In Cabinet


Amaravati: YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday met Governor E S L Narasimhan and registered hi s protest against the inclusion of his party legislators in the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet. Jagan Mohan Reddy submitted a representation to the Governor protesting against the inclusion of his party legislators in the AP Cabinet.

Coming out of the meeting with Governor in Raj Bhavan, Jagan Mohan Reddy said he would take up the issue with the President, Prime Minister, Election Commission and seek justice. He also said that he would seek the support of other political parties against the defections. He said he would fight at the national level to make Andhra Pradesh government quit the defectors and seek fresh mandate. He dared Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to get the 21 defectors quit their posts and seek re-election. He had appealed to the Election Commission to disqualify the 21 turncoats and hold fresh elections in the respective Assembly constituencies, along with the Nandyal where its sitting MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy died recently.

Jagan Mohan Reddy said he had reminded the Governor of the criticism that Chandrababu Naidu had made when the TRS government in Telangana had included TDP MLA Talasani Srinivasa Yadav in the Cabinet. He tried to impress upon the Governor how Chandrababu Naidu blamed the Raj Bhavan too in the TRS government’s decision and wondered how the same Chandrababu Naidu had included four defectors in the Cabinet.

The YSR Congress chief also said that he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and complain to him the undemocratic approaches of Chandrababu Naidu. He expressed confidence that the political parties across the country would denounce the actions of Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh.


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