Ready for tie-up with BJP if it backs quota for Muslims: Jagan

Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy
Kadapa (AP), Apr 27: YSR Congress President Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy said he was ready to join hands with BJP if the saffron party supports reservation for Muslims.

"So far, I do not have any allegiance with BJP. But if BJP agrees to support reservation for Muslims at the national level, I will join hands with them," he said.

Jagan was addressing a gathering of the minority community members at Proddatur town, 55 kms from here, ahead of the May 8 bypoll to Kadapa Lok Sabha seat, where he is one of the candidates.

The ex-MP said he is prepared to have tie-up with any political party, including BJP, for the welfare of Muslims.

"My father (YSR) and myself are symbols of credibility in the state politics. I am announcing that I will have alliance with any political party, including BJP, which works for the welfare of Muslims."

The Congress party, which poses as caretaker and protector of Muslims, is unable to tolerate YSR Congress' popularity among the community in Kadapa, he said.

Jagan criticised the Congress for appointing a House Committee to look into alleged irregularities in land allocation made by the Government headed by his father.

Later, he participated in road show in Proddatur.


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