YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy has charged that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had ‘behaved worse than German dictator Adolf Hitler and that her actions, which had led to such trouble in Andhra Pradesh, reflected in Parliament on Thursday.
“Thursday’s incident is the biggest blot on democracy. I wonder today if there is something called a democratic India,” Reddy told media persons while announcing a state-wide bandh on Friday.
“I am pained by the behaviour in Parliament. I am asking myself, are these human beings or devils? Sonia is nothing but a dictator who has been adamant to change her decisions despite being told by the people of Seema-Andhra that the decision to bifurcate the state is a bad one. I doubt whether Hitler would have behaved in this manner.”
“If this is the way democracy continues to function then what happened today to Andhra Pradesh will happen tomorrow to Karnataka, Tamil Nadu or Uttar Pradesh. The need of the hour is to collectively resolve the issue and not fight like this in Parliament.”
“Such incidents should not take place and the decision makers should be sensitive to the problems of the people. I have never witnessed a scene like this ever.
“I am confident that this is a ploy stage-managed by (TDP chief) Chandrababu Naidu. He had spoken to his MPs prior to the session on Thursday and permitted them to get into a fight with each other.”
“Both Venugopal and Rathod started fighting with each other and this was something that was permitted by Naidu. I am going to pray to God tonight so that better sense prevails over Naidu who should stop resorting to such gimmicks.”