Saturday, September 19, 2020
Home Politics YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy says Naidu was not confident of numbers, he was...

YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy says Naidu was not confident of numbers, he was ‘putting up an act’

Reddy was of the opinion that Naidu saw the landslide coming.

Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) chief, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy created history by sweeping the recently concluded Vidhan Sabha as well as Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh. In a massive blow, Chandra Babu Naidu’s TDP was reduced to 3 seats out of 25 in the Lok Sabha polls and 23 seats in the 175-member assembly.

Jagan Mohan Reddy who was recently sworn in as Andhra’s chief minister, in a candid interview with Times Now’ Navika Kumar on, Frankly Speaking on May 26, three days after his massive victory was announced, said that Chandra Babu Naidu had been putting up an ‘act’ as he was not confident of the numbers.

Navika Kumar asked Reddy what in his opinion was Chandra Babu doing in Delhi until May 21 meeting several leaders of the opposition claiming he had the numbers.

Asserting that he would make it, not only to the CM’s seat but also to Delhi, the TDP chief ahead of the last phase of Lok Sabha elections had been on a meeting spree with the prospective Prime Ministerial candidates of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ parties.

- Advertisement -

Naidu had met Congress president Rahul Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, and BSP supremo Mayawati. Interestingly, each one of these leaders secretly harboured the desire to lead the country as the next Prime Minister of India.

Meanwhile, Reddy was of the opinion that Naidu saw the landslide coming. It was not possible to overlook the kind of landslide that emerged against his governance. It was because of this fear that Naidu wanted to carve out space for himself, said Reddy. Since he wanted to make some place for himself in the National front he colluded of projecting himself as a friend and a convener to these party heads, maintained the YRSCP chief.

Further, talking about his victory, Reddy said that he was confident of a landslide victory as public’s discontent with Chandra Babu Naidu’s government of evident.

Speaking about the padyatra he undertook that lasted 14 months, covering over 3,600 km as he toured 134 constituencies of Andhra Pradesh, Reddy said that owing to the emergence of huge gatherings in his padayatras the displeasure with Naidu’s government was apparent.

Anybody who would have witnessed that huge gathering would understand that it would be a landslide against Chandra Babu’s governance said, Reddy.

The full interview can be viewed here:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4RxCIRLKgY]

Meanwhile, after taking oath as the CM, Reddy in his first address to the newly-elected legislators of his party said that achieving special category status to Andhra Pradesh remained the party’s number one goal.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Julio Ribeiro and Open Letters, a love story better than Twilight: Here are some letters that the former IPS officer has signed

Former IPS Officer Julio Ribeiro has recently written to the Delhi Police complaining of their 'flawed investigation' into Delhi Riots.

Here is criticism of ‘a particular community’ as approved by the Honourable Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has not taken kindly to a show by Sudarshan News, criticising a 'particular community'

Why you should support farm ordinances introduced by the Modi govt: The mother of all reforms

In mid-June, the Modi govt brought three ordinances related to farming, which can forever change the agricultural landscape of India. Folks, this is the mother of all reforms.

Of Macaulay and Nehru: A dilapidated education system and the need for the phoenix to rise from the ashes

A major consequence of the dilapidated education system, thanks to Nehru and Macaulay, is that an average Indian graduate is a test taker and a job seeker

Sudarshan TV Vs Supreme Court: Justice Chandrachud objects to representation of Muslims with skull cap, beard, green colour with flames in the background

Sudarshan TV had filed a plea challenging the court's stay on the telecast of the remaining episodes of their show 'Bindas Bol' about the alleged 'UPSC Jihad'

The Goan Inquisition by the Portuguese: A forgotten holocaust of Hindus and Jews

The Portuguese inquisition of Goa is an often forgotten and unspoken event by the ‘secular’ circles of Indian historians, despite various historical records exposing the gross exodus of not just Hindus, but also Jews that had escaped Medieval Europe to take refuge in India.

Recently Popular

Nepal claims Indian cities Dehradun, Nainital under its ‘Greater Nepal’ campaign: Reports

The tension between Indian and its Himalayan neighbour Nepal is likely to mount again as Nepal continues to provoke India.

Here is why #BabyPenguin is trending on Twitter, and why Aaditya Thackeray is called so by some

Yuva Sena registered complaint against twitter user for calling Aaditya Thackeray "Baby Penguin" and Uddhav Thackeray "Aurangzeb"

From Ranbir Kapoor to Sanjay Dutt to Gauri Khan: The celebrities who flew ‘high’ and have battled drug addiction

Many Bollywood celebrities have confessed they had a drug problem at some point in their lives, some even went to jail for the same

Begusarai: Mohammad Maufiz used to rape his eldest minor daughter, sexually exploited other two minor daughters

Mohammad Maufiz in Begulsarai arrested after it was known that he is raping his eldest daughter for 5 years, molested two other daughters

“You are supposed to be unprejudiced,” investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala schools BJP-hater NDTV journalist Sreenivasan Jain

Without nothing left to say, Sreenivasan Jain laughed aloud and claimed, "I would love to think that I am unprejudiced."

Here is criticism of ‘a particular community’ as approved by the Honourable Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has not taken kindly to a show by Sudarshan News, criticising a 'particular community'

Bloomberg Quint calls an economist an ‘infectious disease expert’ to peddle the theory that a high recovery rate is a ‘useless statistic’

The Quint earlier transformed an engineer to a doctor to prove that India is in the middle of community transmission stage

Minister Anurag Thakur apologises after ruckus breaks out in Parliament over his comments on the Nehru-Gandhi family

Anurag Thakur had slammed the Congress party over the PM Relief Fund during a discussion on PM CARES Fund

“You are supposed to be unprejudiced,” investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala schools BJP-hater NDTV journalist Sreenivasan Jain

Without nothing left to say, Sreenivasan Jain laughed aloud and claimed, "I would love to think that I am unprejudiced."

‘Women rioters attacked police with swords and knives hidden under their burqa’: Author Monica Arora shares anecdotes from her upcoming book on Delhi Riots

The book narrates how Muslim women protesters had attacked DCP Amit Sharma and constable Ratan Lal after inviting them for talks

Uttar Pradesh police nab three persons in the Aligarh jewellery robbery case seen in viral video

In a viral video, three accused identified as Saurabh, Mohit and Rohit were seen robbing a jewellery shop in Aligarh at gunpoint

Maha Vikas Aghadi govt ‘struggles’ to pay salaries but ready to spend Rs 5.5 crores to appoint Pvt ad firms for Chief Minister’s publicity

The Maharashtra government has been struggling to play salaries and pension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The court must not call out Sudarshan News for speaking for the rights of Dalits and calling out a Dalit leader who just would...

Justice Joseph castigated Sudarshan News on Friday over the manner in which Congress leader Udit Raj was treated.

‘An injunction order from us is like a nuclear missile’: Justice Chandrachud acknowledges the far-reaching ramifications of the stay order on Sudarshan News’ ‘UPSC...

Sudarshan News had filed a plea challenging the Supreme Court's stay order on the broadcast of its 'UPSC Jihad' show

They believe religious teachings are superior to state laws: What China’s whitepaper says about Uyghur Muslims and their ‘re-education’

The whitepaper insinuated that Uyghur Muslims were 'terrorists' who believed in the 'afterlife' and rejected modern science owing to religious dogmatism.

Julio Ribeiro and Open Letters, a love story better than Twilight: Here are some letters that the former IPS officer has signed

Former IPS Officer Julio Ribeiro has recently written to the Delhi Police complaining of their 'flawed investigation' into Delhi Riots.

Connect with us

243,917FansLike
453,212FollowersFollow
15,900SubscribersSubscribe