Kadapa: A day after his landslide victory in by-elections, YSR Congress Party chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy challenged the Congress to call for a snap poll and contest with photos of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi on Saturday.
“This is my challenge to the Congress party. If you are so confident, call for an election. Go ahead with the photos of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. I am ready to go ahead with the photo of my father (late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy),” he said.
Jagan retained the Kadapa LS seat with a record margin of over 500,000 votes Friday. He predicted that whenever the elections are held both the ruling Congress and the opposition Telugu Desam Party will be routed. “Both will lose their deposit money, routed out so badly that it will always be remembered,” Jagan said.
Jagan’s mother Y S Vijayalaxmi retained the Pulivendula seat, a segment of the Kadapa Lok Sabha contituency, with record majority.
During the by-election campaign, Jagan had termed the contest a fight between YSR and Sonia Gandhi.
The son of late chief minister Rajasekhara Reddy, who died in a helicopter crash, said the results of the by-elections mark the beginning of a change in the state.
He, however, made it clear that he was not counting on the sitting legislators to bring down the Congress government. “Fresh faces are always better,” he said.