Don’t run away from Council, people tell Jagan
People of Andhra Pradesh, or rather the Telugu-speaking people see a warrior in Jaganmohan Reddy. He had challenged the mighty Congress leadership, its chief Sonia Gandhi, who was at the helm of affairs at the national level and every other leader, in the Congress and its allies, was at her mercy politically.
Jaganmohan Reddy was seen as a warrior when he challenged the mighty powers and walked out of the Congress, which was in power both in the State and at the Center. People admire the challenger and hence Jaganmohan Reddy thus carved a place for him in the hearts of the people.
When he did not compromise on the CBI and ED cases and went to the jail rather than falling at the feet of the rulers, people further admired Jaganmohan Reddy. He is looked up as a warrior fighting lone battle against the mighty powers.
When Chandrababu Naidu and every other leader joined hands together against Jaganmohan Reddy and he still continued to give a fight, people started worshiping him for his dare-devil attitude. A leader is a fighter and here the fighter had become a leader. That was the advantage for Jaganmohan Reddy to be victorious as lone fighter.
Though he lost the power in the 2014 by a slender margin, the 2019 had given him a thumping majority. He was voted to power with 151 MLAs in the House of 175 MLAs and that was a crushing defeat to the ‘experienced’ leader like Chandrababu Naidu. People, while voting for Jaganmohan Reddy, knew that he was against Amaravati and he is being victimized by the powerful forces from all sides, with Chandrababu Naidu as face of it.
Now, with 151 MLAs on hand and growing strong everyday with one program or the other every day, people look at him as warrior to face every challenge created by Chandrababu Naidu and his supporters, both financially, politically and industrially. The Legislative Council is one of the issues or rather challenges that Jaganmohan Reddy was expected to face and people are looking at him to overcome those challenges.
Abolition of the Legislative Council, as Jaganmohan Reddy is said to be considering actively, is not what people are expecting from him, as a fighter. People want Jaganmohan Reddy, a warrior, to fight the known enemies, where the number is just 58, against the 151 given to him by the people.