"The Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the Party has met today and resolved to appeal to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to withdraw his fast in the larger interest of the people and appealed to the cadre to restrain from taking any serious action," party honorary president YS Vijayamma and senior party leader Konatala Ramakrisha told reporters here on Friday.
As the Congress Party has only political considerations, the PAC has drafted an appeal seeking the withdrawal of his fast. His sugar levels are dipping drastically and may damage his organs as well. In this backdrop, the PAC took a decision to appeal to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to withdraw his fast.
"As his health condition was falling drastically, the decision was taken keeping in view the future battles to fight. Last night when Jagan was shifted to Osmania Hospital, we had no information and when we rushed to the spot on hearing the news through media, we were not allowed to meet him. After dilly-dallying for more than one hour and when our MLAs said that they would sit on dharna, they allowed me and Bharathi to see him. His health was precarious as told by doctors and our meeting lasted for only 15 minutes with two interruptions. When I told him to take care of his health, he only asked me to be calm." Vijayamma said.
"The resolution adopted by PAC will be sent to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and I will write a letter along with it, if we get the requisite permission. We have also moved to the court to allow either his wife YS Bharathi or I would accompany him while on fast and the reply is awaited. The situation is that we have no access to him and cannot communicate with him. If the permission is accorded, I will convey the PAC decision to him and also appeal to the cadre to maintain restrain," she said.
"Post the Congress announcing division of state, the next step was to undertake the indefinite fast" Konatala Ramakrishna said, adding that the party hopes YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will withdraw his fast as he has to lead the party in many struggles that are to come.
--ANI (Posted on 31-08-2013)