SC order disappoints YSR Congress cadre

Hyderabad, May 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court’s Thursday order rejecting the bail petition of Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy has disappointed his YSR Congress party cadre, party leaders said.

The leaders said they were expecting bail for Jagan, as Jaganmohan Reddy is popularly know, who would be completing one year in jail May 27.

Honorary president of the party and Jagan’s mother Y.S. Vijayamma said the party respected the Supreme Court’s judgment but said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had implicated her son.

Talking to reporters, she said the probe agency was making baseless allegations against her son.

She said the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had joined hands to hatch a conspiracy against Jagan.

Vijayamma alleged the CBI had become a tool in the hands of the Congress.

She said the court order had pained her but advised party workers to be brave in these challenging times. She said the YSR Congress was ready to face election and continue to fight for people.

YSR Congress leaders have been accusing both the Congress and the TDP of hatching a conspiracy to keep Jagan behind bars for a long time to prevent him from interacting with people ahead of next year’s assembly election.

The Congress and the TDP welcomed the Supreme Court order. The leaders of the two parties said Jagan’s crime was not an ordinary one and hence the court dismissed his bail plea.

Congress legislator Anam Vivekananda Reddy said those who were expecting bail for Jagan were ignorant.

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