Jagan's party to vote for Pranab, Ansari

In a move loaded with political significance, the YSR Congress Party, headed by its jailed MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy, on Wednesday announced that it would vote in favour of the UPA candidates for the posts of President and Vice-President.

The decision is being viewed in political circles as the first sign of a thaw between  Jagan and the ruling Congress which he had quit last year to launch his own political outfit. “We have decided to vote for
Pranab Mukherjee and Hamid Ansari as we believe that they would discharge their duties without any political bias,” the YSR Congress party MP M Raja Mohan Reddy said.

The announcement came soon after a meeting of the party MPs and MLAs, chaired by the honorary president and  Jagan’s mother YS Vijayamma. The meeting felt that abstaining from voting in the election for the highest constitutional post would go against the principles of democracy and send wrong signals to the people.

 

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