Mission Jagan:Y S Vijayamma campaigning with daughter Sharmila at Koparru village in Narsapur Assembly constituency on Friday.-Photo: A.V.G. PRASAD
Sharmila, daughter of former Chief Minister late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy on Friday expressed her eagerness to see her brother Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy as Chief Minister.
Addressing an impromptu and impressive gathering at Koparru under this Assembly segment, she exuded confidence that her brother would become Chief Minister some day and come out of all the plots being hatched by his rivals unscathed.
Undeterred by the heat wave conditions with temperatures touching 47 degrees C, Ms. Sharmila accompanied by her mother Vijayamma, took part in electioneering in defence of her brother. She obliged the requests from the audience for brief speeches on behalf of her mother.
Ms. Vijayamma made no hard hitting and lengthy speeches and tried to convey her message through public appearance in an open top jeep with folded hands punctuated by occasional smiles. Even as Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy accused Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy of undermining politics with his alleged corrupt practices from an election rally at Narsapur on Thursday, Ms. Sharmila gave a call to the people to vote for her brother who upheld values and credibility in politics.
A cheerful crowd at Koparru did not let Ms. Vijayamma to be silent. The youth stopped the convoy insisting she speak. Ms Vijayamma said: “Jagan babu wanted me to convey you all (people) that the conspiracies hatched against him will no longer work. She assured the people that her son will soon come back to meet her”.
The mother and daughter touched a series of villages inhabited by SCs and BCs who constitute a major chunk of the electorate. In SC colonies, women with copies of Bible in their hands were seen craning their heads to get a glimpse of Ms. Vijayamma .