Dadi says Jagan is a force to reckon with

Hyderabad, May 4, 2013: Announcing his firm decision
to join the YSR Congress party, former TDP leader Dadi Veerabhadra Rao on Saturday
described the party chief Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy as a force to reckon with in
the state politics.

Speaking to reporters after meeting the YSRCP chief at
the Chanchalguda jail along with his son Ratnakar, Dadi said what he imagined
about Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy was different from what he had come to know about
him after meeting him.

“I found strong
commitment, sincerity and especially a burning desire in Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy
to do something good to the state.  It is
very difficult to find such commitment in any person after being jailed for 11
months. He wants to provide good governance to the people if given an
opportunity for the party in the next elections,” the former TDP leader said.

He said he never joined
the Congress despite the invitations in the past from Kotla Vijayabhaskara
Reddy, Dr YSR and even Chiranjeevi. “It is no use to continue in the TDP when
its president Chandrababu doesn’t want my services. I have decided to join the
YSR Congress party at the invitation of Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy and will stand by
his family,” Dadi told reporters assertively. “I am not joining it for any

It is also my wish that young leadership should come
up in the state, he added.

made me speak against Jagan: Dadi

Recalling the
allegations he made against Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy in the past, Dadi said the
TDP leadership ordered him to do so.

“Whatever I said about
him in the past was at the behest of the TDP leadership. I spoke only as per
the details given to me by the TDP leadership.

Yes. As a TDP leader, I
spoke about the so called 1 lakh Cr corruption of Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy in the
past at the behest of party leadership. But, I came to know many things after
meeting him this morning.  I will soon
reveal those things as YSRCP leader,” he said. 

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