The recent by-election results have opened the eyes of both the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party leaders, who have realized that the people have fallen for YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and have just ignored the corruption charges against him.
Especially the campaign by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu to run down Jagan only proved counterproductive. So, they understood that at this stage, there is no point in harping too much on Jagan’s alleged corruption and making him a hero among the public.
For the last 10 days, both Kiran and Naidu have stopped attacking Jagan. While Kiran has been paying attention on the administration which was neglected in the last two months, Naidu has shifted his focus on the people’s issues. Both of them have completely ignored Jagan, despite the provocations from YSR Congress party leaders by exposing CBI joint director V V Lakshminarayana’s call list etc. And with the CBI and Enforcement Directorate stepping up the investigation, Kiran and Naidu have not been making any statements on Jagan.
“The best way to attack Jagan is to ignore him and keep silent. Let the investigation agencies take care of him,” a TDP leader said.