Jagan - one and only heir of YSR’s legacy

The fledgling YSR Congress party has been
fast making inroads into the hearts and homes of common people.  Party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has
proved beyond any doubt that he alone has inherited the YSR’s legacy in
politics by sweeping the recent by polls in the state.

However, the Congress leadership too is
making desperate attempts to portray that it is the true heir of YSR legacy.

Notwithstanding the recent recommendations by
the Ministers’ panel that YSR name should be delinked with dozens of welfare
schemes introduced by YSR, the Congress leaders in the state, without any
shame, have been burning midnight oil to send a message to the public that they
are eligible to inherit the political legacy of YSR.

Unable to digest the fact that the people
have already acknowledged Jagan Mohan Reddy as the true inheritor of YSR in
politics, the Congress leaders have begun making futile attempts to depict
themselves as the true followers of YSR.

The eye-washing statements of some Congress
leaders praising YSR on the occasion of his third Vardhanthi on Sept 2 are only
part of the attempts by them to fulfill their illegitimate agenda.

While PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana claimed
that YSR was their leader and all Congress leaders should strive to follow his
legacy, Labour minister Danam Nagender went further saying that YSR image
should be reinstated on the 108 emergency services as it was the brainchild of

The statements of Botcha and Nagender are quite contradictory to the one
made by Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy earlier. “YSR was highly powerful and had enjoyed irrevocable
clout and influence in Delhi. Hence, we could not resist signing the files sent
to us by YSR. At the same time, we can’t be blamed for the lapses during the
YSR regime,” said finance minister Anam Ramanarayana
Reddy in his complaint to the Chief Minister Kumar Reddy.

The proposed releasing of the book "Padayatra My Diary -- Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy"
penned by Congress Rajya Sabha member KVP Ramachandra Rao on Sept 7 in
Delhi  by 
the Congress leaders Motilal Vora and Ghulam Nabi Azad is only a
multiplication of their efforts to snatch away the legacy from Jagan.

On one hand, the Congress government has been
systematically diluting the dozens of welfare schemes introduced by YSR. Even,
a few ministers, who dare not to even look straight into the eyes of YS
Rajasekhara Reddy while he was alive, are now going to the extent of publicly
slaying the late leader to please their political bosses in Delhi.

On the other, some of the Congress leaders
have been on and off making statements praising YSR. Is it not a dual policy of
the Congress leaders? Is it not a hypocritical stand of the Government?

In the backdrop of the people’s recognition of Jagan as
the true heir apparent of YSR, the attempts of the Congress leaders will wither
away as they carry no genuine credentials on the issue.

The way the Congress leaders are changing their stance
towards YSR will boomerang on them as their dilly-dallying is not liked by the

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