GUNTUR: Residents of Guntur on Friday heaved a sigh of relief with YSRCP president and Opposition Leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy deferring his decision to launch an indefinite hunger-strike at the Wolf Hostel compound here from Saturday seeking special category status for Andhra Pradesh.
Jagan was forced to defer his protest fast as the Hyderabad High Court on Friday afternoon rejected a lunch motion petition by his party leaders seeking permission for his fast and advised them to file their petition in regular court on Monday.
Now the prospect of a clash between the police and the YSRC activists no more exists since Jagan Mohan Reddy will not launch his hunger-strike if the court denies him permission. On the other hand, if it permits him to go ahead, the police cannot stop him.
Amid growing tensions among the YSRCP cadres and the police following the latter banning Jagan’s indefinite hunger-strike, people of the city were on tenterhooks fearing the worst on Saturday.