YCP (Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party) supremo YS Jaganmohan Reddy took prompt action to curtail the rising disturbance in YCP front in Vijayawada by suspending YCP Krishna District in-charge Gautam Reddy from the party.
Gautam Reddy’s controversial comments on former Congress leader Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga, father of YCP leader Vangaveeti Radha on Sunday raised the curtain for dramatic consequences in Vijayawada.
Gautam Reddy expressed his stand on Vangaveeti’s murder in the late 80s and said that if a vicious snake is going around killing people, it cannot be and should not be spared even if it goes hiding behind God. He equated Vangaveeti’s murder to this and said that bodies of people involved in murder politics should go to post-mortem only. He appealed to politicians to stop playing murder politics.
The interview reached Vangaveeti’s wife Ratna Kumari and his son Radha Krishna and both of them with their supporters attacked Gautam Reddy escalating tension in the city. Police brought the situation under control by temporarily detaining Ratna Kumari and Radha and putting tight security around both the houses.
But the scene behind the incident worked against YCP with Kapu community and Vangaveeti supporters planning for a meeting in Vijayawada under Vangaveeti Santhan Kumar with the aim of acting against YCP.
YCP, aware of the growing political trends resorted to some damage control measures and Jagan immediately suspended Gautam Reddy. With the next general elections within a year and half and the domination of Kapu community in Coastal region, Jagan had to act soon.
Vangaveeti Ranga and his family still have a lot of supporters in the city and people remember Ranga with affection. With Jagan’s action, Ranga supporters and Kapu community seemed to quieten and the YCP leaders are mediating with Vangaveeti family. So how will Vijayawada political scenario change is the now the most awaited question.