YSR Congress chief Jagan Reddy sidelining family's role in party?

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Hyderabad, Nov 27: The YSR family may be going through an internal family rift, a report said on Tuesday.

According to the report, the YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy is not "allowing" family members including his mother and an MLA from Pulivendula assembly constituency, Vijayamma, his sister Y S Sharmila and his uncle and former MP YS Vivekananda Reddy to play 'active role' in the party.

In fact, his sister, Sharmila is said to have played an active role in handling the party's matters while Jagan was imprisoned.

In an attempt to sustain the image of her brother Jagan as well as to keep the party in limelight, Sharmila even launched a 'padayatra' during which she covered more than 3,000 km across Andhra Pradesh.

Jagan is learnt to have asked his sister to "stay away from politics".

Jagan's sidelining of his family members was noticed when Sharmila and Vijayamma hardly made any presence at the party's key events like meeting for united Andhra Pradesh in Hyderabad on October 26, his indefinite fast and more recently, the executive committee meeting.

Jagan is learnt to have asked his sister to "stay away from politics", after his release.

Sources said that Sharmila's sudden rise in the party affairs hasn't gone down too well with Jagan.

As Jagan would be contesting the assembly elections from Pulivendula constituency, Sharmila was aspiring to contest from the Kadapa seat but Jagan has reportedly already promised Kadapa ticket to his cousin Avinash Reddy.

Another family member who has irked Jagan is his uncle Y V Subba Reddy whose act of "taking control of party activities in his absence" has angered him.

Sources said that Jagan suspects that Subba Reddy had made huge collection of money from the ticket aspirants. Now, even Subba Reddy is not sure whether he will get his own ticket in the next general elections or not.

Jagan Reddy was released after 16 months from the Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad on September 24 this year on charges of disproportionate assets.

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