YSRCP appeals to Jagan to withdraw fast

Hyderabad, Aug 30, 2013: YSR Congress has
appealed to the Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to withdraw his indefinite
fast as the there are many battles to be fought against the insensitive
government in the days to come.

“The Political Affairs Committee
(PAC) of the Party has met today and resolved to appeal to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
to withdraw his fast in the larger interests of the people and appealed to the
cadre to restrain from any serious action,” Party Honorary President YS
Vijayamma and senior Party leader Konatala Ramakrisha told reporters here on Friday.

As Congress Party has only political
considerations, the PAC has drafted an appeal seeking the withdrawal of his
fast. His sugar levels are dripping fast and may damage the organs as well. In
this backdrop, the PAC took a decision to appeal to the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to
withdraw his fast, they said.

“As his health condition was falling
drastically, the decision was taken keeping in view the future battles to
fight. Last night when Jagan was shifted to Osmania Hospital, we had no
information and when we rushed to the spot on hearing the news through media,
we were not allowed to meet him.

After dilly-dallying for more than one
hour and when our MLAs said that they would sit on dharna, they allowed me and
Bharathi to see him. His health was precarious as told by doctors and our
meeting last for only 15 minutes with two interruptions.

When I told him to take care of his
health, he only said be calm. Think like the Honorary President of the Party
and not like a mother. I explained to him that politics are no more dignified
and asked him to withdraw the fast as there are future battles to fight,”
Vijayamma said.

The resolution adopted by PAC will be
sent to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and I will write a letter along with it, if there
is permission. We have also moved the court to allow either his wife YS
Bharathi or I to accompany him while on fast and the reply is awaited.

The situation is that we have no
access to him and cannot communicate. If the permission is accorded I will
convey the PAC decision to him and also appeal to the cadre to maintain
restrain,” she said.

When the Congress has taken a
unilateral decision to bifurcate the state, Jagan was very much pained and
wanted to undertake fast, but I took the responsibility as his fasting in jail
would lead to some other complications.

On the fifth day of my fast, police
foiled my deeksha in a very high handed manner at Guntur and when Jagan spoke
to me from the jail land line, I repeatedly told him that I will give up fast
only if he assures me that he will not take up indefinite fast. He did not give
a direct reply but said the allotted five minute time by the authorities is
coming to a close.

Next we hear that Jagan has started
deeksha from 6.00
am in the jail and all
interviews were shut down till he was shifted to hospital on health grounds,
she said.

From the Plenary at Idupulapaya to
the All Party Meeting at Delhi, our stand has been clear. We want equal justice
to both the regions. But the ruling Congress has taken a unilateral decision
and the state is reeling under strife and protests.

Our Party MLAs, Honorary President YS
Vijayamma, Nellore MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy have
quit protesting against the Congress decision of dividing the state without
bringing a consensus between the two sides, but it was of no use.

The next step is to undertake the
indefinite fast, Konatala Ramakrishna said adding that we hope YS Jagan Mohan
Reddy will withdraw his fast as he has to lead the Party in many struggles that
are to come.


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