His supporters in Kadapa and Anantapur districts went on a rampage attacking party offices, ransacking furniture, burning effigies of AICC president Sonia Gandhi. Scores of Mr. Jagan’s followers thronged his residence at Sagar Society in Banjara Hills here and raised slogans against Ms. Gandhi and the Congress party.
In his native district of Kadapa, Mr. Jagan’s supporters changed the name of the District Congress Committee office from ‘Indira Bhavan’ to ‘YSR Bhavan’. All office-bearers of the Kadapa DCC led by K. Suresh Babu tendered their resignations while several party functionaries in Prakasam, Kadapa, Anantapur districts also announced their decision to part ways with the Congress.
Mr. Jagan is expected to visit his Idupalapaya estate in Kadapa by train to pay respects to his father’s grave and make an announcement about his future plans. His mother, Vijayalakshmi, who also resigned from the party as well as from the Assembly, will accompany him.
In his open letter to Ms. Sonia Gandhi, Mr. Reddy narrated the reasons and circumstances that compelled him to resign from the party. He said he was the one who had proposed the name of Mr. K. Rosaiah inspite of having the support of 150 MLAs and extended his cooperation for the smooth conduct of the CLP meeting where N. Kiran Kumar Reddy was chosen.
Yet, “some murky and disgusting politics” were played behind his back. His uncle Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy was “lured” to Delhi, paving for creating fissures in his family.
Well-wishers of YSR's son Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy gather at his residence after the announcement of his resignation as the MP from Kadapa LS seat, in Hyderabad on Monday