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Jagan to float party in 45 days

india Updated: Dec 08, 2010 01:07 IST
Ashok Das

Former Congressman YS Jaganmohan Reddy will make people’s self-respect the basis of the party he is supposed to float in 45 days.

“The party will be formed in the next 45 days. It will work to protect the self-respect of the people,” he said at a meeting at his native Pulivendula in Kadappa district, 450 km south of Hyderabad, on Tuesday.

Jaganmohan, who resigned from the Congress and the Lok Sabha on November 29, said the byelections to the Kadappa Lok Sabha seat and Pulivendula assembly (from where her mother had won and then resigned) would be the semi-finals before the assembly elections in 2014.

“The next three years (will be) very a difficult time for the state and the people. We have to work hard for these three years and then there will be golden rule for 30 years,” he said. Jaganmohan reiterated that the Congress hatched a conspiracy to throw him out by dividing his family. His uncle Vivekananda has joined the state government.

Trouble started between Jaganmohan and the Congress when the party did not allow him to succeed his father, YS Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR), after the latter died as chief minister in September 2009.

Jaganmohan’s chief spokesman Ambati Rambabu said: “We are at a discussion stage and getting inputs from districts. Thereafter, we will sit down to discuss the agenda, the name, the flag etc.”

Some reports said the party could be called YSR Congress Party or YSR Rashtriya Congress Party. But Rambabu refused to confirm or deny the reports.