Bose said the Congress was jealous of the popularity of Jagan and his party. In the absence of the Kadapa MP, his mother YS Vijaya will lead the campaign, he said. "We are confident that our party will bag the maximum number of seats in the by-elections. Bose welcomed the Election Commission direction to the police to release YSR Congress activists and leaders who were taken into preventive custody and put under house arrest. "We welcome the decision taken by the EC," he said.