Hyderabad, April 15 : Primary Education Minister S Sailajanath on Sunday accused YSR Congress president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of forcing the by-elections in the State to achieve his selfish goals.
Talking to reporters at Congress Legislature Party Office, Sailajanath said that it was purely due to one individual's personal agenda that 17 assembly and one Parliament constituencies in the States would be facing by-elections. He said that the Congress party would be facing the by-elections on the plank of Jagan Mohan Reddy's corruption and the welfare and developmental programmes of the State Government.
Stating that Jagan could go to any extent to win the by-elections, Sailajanath alleged that the Jagan had a secret pact with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi in the last by-elections and that was the reason why he did not field his candidates in the Telangana region. She said that the Congress party would expose Jagan's secret understanding with the TRS before the people.
Describing Kiran Kumar Reddy as an able Chief Minister, Sailajanath said that the State Government have been implementing several welfare and developmental programmes for the people. He said people would vote for the Congress party due to its performance and programmes.
The minister also praised Telangana Jagruthi president K Kavitha for taking up hunger fast demanding the installation of Dr B R Ambedkar's statue in the assembly premises. However, he said that the Chief Minister has already announced on the floor of the House that Dr Ambedkar's statue would be installed in the assembly premises and a proper space was being identified for the same.