'Jagan would meet with same fate as Lalu' - The New Indian Express

'Jagan would meet with same fate as Lalu'

Published: 01st October 2013 05:36 PM

Last Updated: 01st October 2013 06:33 PM

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday said that YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who recently got bail in an alleged disproportionate assets case, would meet with the same fate as RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

"Lalu Prasad has been found guilty in the Rs 950 crore fodder scam. Jagan, who is facing allegations of having swindled Rs 1 lakh crore, will also meet with the same fate," TDP politburo member Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said in a statement here on Tuesday.

While Lalu's graft was not visible, Jagan's corruption stands glaring in the form of palaces and companies engaged in dubious business deals, Ramakrishnudu alleged.

The senior TDP leader mocked Jagan's talk of "honest politics" as being akin to "demons preaching scriptures" and dismissed his talk on secularism as "satan reciting the Holy Bible".

"Is addressing political meetings with the Bible in hand (by Jagan's mother YS Vijayamma) secularism?" he questioned.

Yanamala, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the AP Legislative Council, wondered how the governor of the state had granted an audience to Jagan, who spent 16 months in jail for allegedly siphoning off Rs 1 lakh crore.

He also lashed out at the YSRC president for what he described was the "street play" being enacted by his party on the united Andhra Pradesh issue.

"It was YSRC which wanted Centre to divide the state under Article 3 of the Constitution. It has struck a deal with (Congress President) Sonia Gandhi for dividing the state, but now Jagan is enacting a street play in the name of united AP," Yanamala alleged.

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