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Jagan's Plan to T-ake Parliament by Storm Foiled

Says even the Britishers did not hurt the country the way Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was doing now; accuses Congress of engineering the pepper spray incident in House

Published: 18th February 2014 08:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2014 08:28 AM   |  A+A-

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YSR Congress leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy was arrested on Monday, after he led protesters to lay siege to Parliament.

After taking part in a demonstration at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to put pressure on the Centre to keep the state united, Jagan called upon the protesters to move towards Parliament for laying a siege to it.

The protest at Jantar Mantar began at 9 am and saw the participation of a number of Samaikya activists, who arrived in Delhi from various parts of Andhra Pradesh.

In his speech, Jagan said the Congress rule was even worse than the British one. “The British had not hurt us the way Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is doing now,” he claimed.

Jagan said he would support anyone who came forward to keep the state united and that included the BJP.

“I will support anyone, including the BJP, to keep the state united,” he said.

Jagan said every right-thinking party and individual should oppose the move to divide Andhra Pradesh. Otherwise, it would set a bad precedent of dividing states to suit political needs.

Accusing the Congress of engineering the pepper spray episode in Parliament, he said a company owned by expelled Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal had received approval for Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR) of `8,000 crore a month ago.

“The Congress plotted this whole game, where a pepper spray incident was forced upon Parliament to clear everybody, who is protesting. Rajagopal, who actually sprayed pepper, isn’t he a Congressman?” Jagan said, while briefing reporters on the sidelines of the protest organised by his party.

“Do you believe if somebody is opposing the Congress party, if somebody is really a rebel to the party, a CDR would happen with the consent of Congress party,” he wondered, citing media reports about Rajagopal’s firm getting approval for CDR. He claimed that the Congress came up with the idea of dividing the state with the sole aim of making Rahul PM, as it hoped to win some seats by aligning with TRS. He said the Congress was “creating a situation, where the Opposition parties could not speak out”.

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