Jagan going on indefinite fast in jail

, August 25.2013: YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan
Reddy would undertake an indefinite fast in the jail from Sundaydemanding
that the Centre should maintain status quo if it cannot do justice to all
regions while dividing the state.

This was
disclosed to party leaders Konatala Ramakrishna, Bhuma Nagi Reddy and Dharmana
Krishna Das who called on him at the Chanchalguda jail to apprise him of the
political developments in wake of the State foiling YS Vijayamma’s indefinite
fast at

If we do not
react when we have to react, the state would turn into a desert and to avoid
such a situation, I will be undertaking the fast, YS jagan Mohan Reddy has

“He expressed
concern over the developments and the Congress and TDP not reacting in a proper
manner and the way they have evicted Vijayamma out of the deeksha late in the
night. I would pick up the fast from where she has left and begin indefinite
fast tomorrow as the two main parties are
maintaining silence with an eye on votes and seats,” Jagan Mohan Reddy told the
three leaders here on Saturday.

Though Congress
had the responsibility to do equal justice to both regions, its priorities were
on votes and seats and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu despite knowing the game
plan being silent is against the spirit of democratic values, opined Jagan
Mohan Reddy.

Naidu giving his
nod to the division of the State in the form of letter, not quitting the
Assembly nor asking his MLAs and MPs to resign before or after July 25 cannot
be accepted by any measure of logic and political acumen.

Naidu not budging
and refusing to take back the letter though APNGOs pleaded with him that the
division is unjust, shows that he was also thinking on the lines of Congress
with a political perspective and showing scant respect to the sentiments of the
people, YSRCP president told the leaders and expressed his anguish that Naidu
also fears that TDP may not get the seats nor the credit

“Had Chandrababu
Naidu along with his MPs and MLAs quit in protest against the division, the
situation would not have come to this pass. We have written to the Home
Minister about our stand with clarity and said that any wrong decision would
affect a multitude of people of the state. Before coming to a decision, we have
asked the Party to spell out its stand and then elicit the views of other

Centre’s decision
should be acceptable to all and no injustice should be done to any region was
our contention, but it was not heeded to. Our party MLAs had resigned five days
ahead of the CWC and UPA Committee deciding about the division only to send a
message to Delhi about the sentiments of the people of this region but there
was no response from the Centre,” Jagan Mohan Reddy told the visiting leaders.

He also discussed
about the river water sharing issue. We can see that Krishna waters come to our
state only after serving the needs of the upper riparian states of
Maharashtra and Karnataka. Water flows into our state
only after Almatti and Naryanpur dams are full. In such a situation if another
state comes in between water to Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar would become
scarce. From the southern tip of Kuppam to Srikakulam there would be only salt
water there by leading to drinking water scarcity. There would be squabbles
along the
Krishna ayacut.

National status
to Polavram has been the slogan. If the state is divided where from will the
water come? We are been asked to leave

which we have built over a period of 60 years. When 50 % of revenue is coming
where from shall we get the funds to carry forward the welfare schemes like
Aargyasri, fees reimbursement, old age pensions and even salaries?  Where
will the youth find jobs? What will happen to the settlers? Why are Congress
and TDP leaders unable to judge these aspects? Though they know that this is
gross injustice they have compromised for a few seats and votes and are worried
about the getting credit for the event. What can we think of such leaders was what
he told the senior leaders.

The ruling
Congress is not willing to show concern over the people who are agitating on
the streets of Seemandhra. The audacity of the Congress has come to the fore
when they appointed a Party Committee instead of a Government Committee to hear
the apprehensions of the Seemandhra people as if the problem is the internal
issue of Congress Party, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy told the delegation of party

The Committee
members have no time to come down to the state so only the aggrieved parties
should go to

to pour their cup of woes. How Party Committee can do justice to the people is
beyond my comprehension. 

President and I have resigned and wrote a letter to the Prime Minister. Though
honorary president went on an indefinite fast things did not change and they
could not feel the pulse of the crores of people on the streets and foiling her
fast is a continuation of their dictatorial attitude, he told the three senior
party leaders.

YS Jagan Mohan
Reddy is a people’s leader and will begin his indefinite fast, despite being
away from people and in judicial remand. Very soon Sharmila will also undertake
Bus Yatra details of which will be announced soon, Konatala Ramakrishna and
others told media later in the day.


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