Jagan elected YSRCP leader; vows to continue struggle
Sending a stern warning that his party would continue its struggle for the welfare of the people and closely monitor the election promises made by TDP, YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy today said the day is not far away when people will look towards us and redefine the difference between politics of credibility and politics of conspiracy and deceit.
Addressing the Party MPs and MLAs after being unanimously elected leader of the YSRC legislature Party here, Mr Jagan said: "Though there was a small set-back, we are never lagging behind.
"Despite the TDP tie-up with BJP and Modi wave, the difference between the victory and defeat is just over five lakh votes working out to 1.9 per cent which is wafer thin and this could happen as my heart did not permit to give false promises like Mr Chandrababu Naidu.
We will be continuously monitoring the implementation of TDP poll promises, or the lack of it, and will raise the issue in the Assembly and outside and work as a responsible opposition party, he said.
Sending a strong signal to TDP against poaching, Mr Jagan said, the Party started off with one MP and one MLA and went up to two and twenty. When Congress and TDP jointly conspired, foisted false cases and put me in jail, TDP and its friendly media had spread canards that party is finished and will fold up, he alleged.
"The two MPs and 20 MLAs were solidly behind us and did not desert the party, however, have strengthened it and today we are 9 MPs and 70 MLAs, he said and thanked the party leaders for reposing faith in him and electing him leader of the legislature party.
"We will continue to be with the people and take up their issues more vigoursly and monitor how the poll promises of TDP would be implemented at ground level, he said.
"Besides Chandrababu Naidu, we have to fight his friendly media as well which is always dolling out slanted and slanderous stories, he said.
(Posted on 22-05-2014)