Hyderabad, August 25 (INN): YSR Congress Party on Sunday slammed a section of media alleging wrong coverage of indefinite fast started by party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy demanding status quo on Andhra Pradesh.
“It is believed that Jagan Mohan Reddy went on indefinite fast since this morning and a section of media has been trying to unleash false propaganda sowing seeds of suspicion about the fast while in custody though there are no restrictions or guidelines set for the protests programme,” party spokesperson Ambati Rambabu told reporters here on Sunday.
It is the right of every citizen to undertake any agitation programme unlike what is being projected by a section of media. Gandhiji went on indefinite fast in jail on many occasions. The media that is supportive of the Seemandhra agitation too trying to spread falsehood about the possibility of going on fast in jail is unfortunate, he said.
As told to our senior leaders, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has began his fast this morning and I appeal to the cadre to join him in expressing protest against the Centre’s decision which is unilateral and not in the interests of both the regions.
While Chandrababu Naidu who has been amidst the people could not express concern over the injustice meted out to one region and flatly refused to withdraw the letter he has given agreeing to the division of the state, Jagan despite in custody, is always with the people and their interests are high on his mind.
Though in custody for the past 15 months he has become the voice of the people and has taken up the issue which is affecting a multitude of people, he said.
That is the reason why he has undertaken the fast in the jail is that he wanted to react to the situation timely unlike Congress and TDP MPs who are enacting drama by trying to stall the Parliament instead of convincing their leadership that has given nod to the division.
The entire family of YSR is with the people and takes up people’s issues whenever there is a need. While YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has taken up many issues, YS Vijayamma undertook an indefinite fast and Shamila has recently completed a padayatra and is now planning for a Bus Yatra.
“I appeal to the cadre not to believe the false propaganda of vested interests and express solidarity with YS Jagan Mohan Reddy by taking up fasts and holding dharnas and protest marches,” he said.