Despite losing heavily in the recent by-elections, the Congress leaders appears to have not learnt any lessons and they continue to lose their tongue at former chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and his family.
Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha, who was given the ministerial post by YSR, does not even have the gratitude towards him. He said YSR would have been in jail, had he been alive now. “He was indicted by the CBI, as he had favoured industrialists who had invested in his son Jaganmohan Reddy’s business empire. The CBI’s charge sheets submitted to the court clearly indicated that YSR was the real culprit. And when former Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa can go to jail, why can’t YSR,” he said.
Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao, too, made a similar comment. YSR had resorted to several irregularities during his regime and the Congress had to pay a penalty for the same. “We have failed to take our party programmes and policies into the people and expose YSR’s misdeeds. We should have apologized to the people for the corruption during YSR regime,” he said.