TDP Petitions EC To Ban Jagan From Nandyal Campaign
Nandyal: The ruling Telugu Desam Party leaders, including the ministers have lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the YSR Congress Chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s remarks against Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. They claimed that these derogatory remarks have the potential to spark violence in the constituency during the elections, besides drawing the code of conduct of the electioneering.
Minister Kaluva Srinivasulu took strong exception to Jagan Mohan Reddy’s remarks in Nandyal since August 3, when the YSR Congress chief addressed a public meeting.
“He (Jagan) had asked people to shoot CM on the road. He had again asked people to hang CM. He is violating the poll code and his remarks are derogatory. He deserves to be kept in jail for the unparliamentary language against Chandrababu Naidu,” Srinivasulu said.
The TDP leaders have branded Jagan Mohan Reddy a psycho and undeserving to be in the midst of the people.
Besides complaining to the EC, the TDP leaders are also widely campaigning against Jagan Mohan Reddy and are also leading a negative campaign in the social media. The TDP leaders make an appeal to the people in general and voters of Nandyal in particular to reject the YSR Congress and Jagan’s leadership in the larger interests of the state and its development.
The TDP is also widely campaigning on the statements of the YSR Congress MLA R K Roja against Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya’s dressing and MLC Silpa Chakrapani Reddy for his derogatory remarks against women. While Roja had said that Akhila Priya was not reflecting the Telugu culture in her dressing, Chakrapani Reddy said that they (his supporters) would not be called men but women if his brother Mohan Reddy is not elected with a good majority.
The TDP is campaigning among the women voters against these two statements trying to take advantage of women rights and their self-respect.
The TDP had even made the party women to protest when Roja had visited a locality in the town as part of her campaign. The TDP leaders have also directed the party women activists to hold protests wherever Roja and Chakrapani Reddy campaigned. The TDP wants to gain mileage from the women voters by popularising these statements of Roja and Chakrapani on one side, while mounting pressure on the EC to prevent Jagan Mohan Reddy from campaigning.
The EC, which is already in possession of the complaints from the TDP leaders and the video footage of Jagan Mohan Reddy’s August 3 speech, is yet to take a decision. It is to be seen how the EC would react now.