Deputy chief minister Damodar Rajanarasimha, on Friday, dismissed media reports that YSR Congress president Jaganmohan Reddy would get sympathy votes in the ensuing by-elections for his arrest by the CBI in connection with the case of his disproportionate assets.
Addressing an election campaign in Anantapur district, Rajanarasimha told the crowds that Jagan did not go to jail for farmers or for a public cause, but that the had CBI arrested him for accumulating wealth through illegal methods by causing huge losses to the state's exchequer.
He asked the media how Jagan could get sympathy for looting the state's resources and causing enormous losses to the exchequer.
The deputy chief minister said that Jagan's misdeeds, which took place during stint of former chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, were exposed by the CBI and the courts, and that there was no question of him getting the sympathy of people.
He expressed confidence that the Congress would win the by-elections with a huge majority.
Responding to a question on Dalits supporting the YSR Congress in the by-elections, he dismissed the reports as baseless, and said that Dalits were always with the Congress and would never part ways with the party. (INN)
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