Jagan admires Modi, hopes for secular alliance

Jagan admires Modi, hopes for secular alliance

Dispelling rumours of a pact with the Congress, YSR Congress chief and Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said on Monday that his party will keep its options open as there are secular credentials in several parties, asserting that an alliance with secular parties doesn’t necessarily need to take the UPA route.

This was Jagan’s first press release after his release from jail on September 24 last.
“Personally I admire BJP’s prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as an able administrator, but I want him to realise that irrespective of religion all Indians are same and there is no difference in their birth or death. I wish that he could bring all secular parties on one platform in the interest of the nation. Why create insecurity among the people?” Jagan said, answering a question on his party’s alliances. “There are communists, JD-U and many other secular parties that the YSRC could work with,” he said clarifying a query on a possible alliance with the Congress.

He announced that the YSRC will organise a massive public meeting “Samaikhya Sankharavam” between October 15 and 20 in Hyderabad. He also urged the Samaikyandhra Joint Action Committee not to allow Telugu Desam Party leaders to attend meetings as they had not taken back their letter in support of Telangana.
Meanwhile, a CBI special court has permitted the YSRC president to travel to Idupula Paya. The court however, declined his plea for travel to Guntur to address a farmers’ rally. Jagan will be in Idupula Paya for two days from Tuesday.

He had earlier plans to go to Guntur on October 4 and accordingly, lawyers of Jagan filed memos in the CBI court soon after his release from the Chanchalguda jail following the conditional bail.

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