YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and his family members have exercised their franchise on Thursday and appealed to the people to vote without fear.
The YSRCP President was among the early birds to cast his vote at the polling station in Bakarapuram of Pulivendula mandal of YSR Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh.
Wearing his trademark spotless white shirt rolling the sleeves just below his forearms, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy entered the polling station with a battery of camera persons following him and an elderly woman while coming out had blessed him.
Police had a tough time clearing the room and the Party President, with his characteristic broad grin, greeted the officials and cast his vote first in the booth for Lok Sabha followed by the Assembly EVM.
He told the waiting media outside, that his appeal to all is to vote without fear and vote for change. He did not take many questions but replying to a few questions from the national media that has thronged the polling station he reserved his comments on sensitive issues.
When asked about the IT raids, he said if there is any unaccounted money there are bound to be raids. When the reporter said that your wealth is more…as mentioned in the affidavit, he hit back stating that ‘it is all accounted money and tax paid amount.’
When asked about the transfer of DGP, he said we have made a genuine demand but it was not considered by the EC. During 2009, it was the same TDP that has complained to the Election Commission to change the DGP and the EC has conceded to the demand and shifted the top cop. Now, in the same spirit of democracy we have complained but the EC did not respond, he said.
YSRCP Honorary President YS Vijayamma after exercising her franchise told media that she expects a positive change and appealed to the people to vote for a credible party that would bring a welfare state.
YS Sharmila and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s wife YS Bharathi also cast their vote and were greeted and cheered by the people at the polling station.