DL suddenly choosing to praise the late Chief Minister generated considerable interest in political circles. Reports have been doing the rounds since some time that DL has been unhappy with the way he was being treated by the Chief Minister and the Congress party. He has reportedly expressed his anguish that he should have rather stayed with the YSR family, instead of opposing it and losing the public support in Kadapa. He had reportedly told his close confidents several times in the past that he had committed a strategic mistake by contesting against Jagan in the Lok Sabha by-polls. By getting miserably trounced at the hands of Jagan, he not only lost his image with the people of the district, but also with the Congress leadership, he is believed to have felt.
Now as DL has not only lashed out at the Chief Minister, but also sang in praise of YSR, it is being discussed in political circles, if DL would move towards the YSR Congress. His remarks that all the welfare schemes were only YSR’s and nothing much was done after he died, gave new strength to the YSR Congress.
This has been the argument of the YSR Congress leaders all along. They have been stating that the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy was not even implementing the welfare schemes introduced by YSR properly. Now DL supported their contention.
DL even said the Congress leaders have been trying to claim that all the schemes introduced by YSR were party schemes and not his innovations.
YSR Congress leaders are happy that DL who differed with the late Chief Minister and chose to go against his family veered round and chose to support them. This would be a shot in the arm of the YSR Congress, say sources.