Jaganmohan Reddy hopes for a hung Parliament to 'extract a better deal' for Andhra Pradesh, and says his party will sweep all 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who has been addressing huge election rallies across Andhra Pradesh, held another one in Bhimavaram, West Godavari district on Monday, April 1, at which he said his party will insist on special status for the state in return of support to the party that will form the next government at the Centre.
Jagan says the YSR Congress will win all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh. He also believes the Telangana Rashtra Samiti, led by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, will win all 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangaga.
Predicting a hung Parliament, Jagan says both his party and the TRS will insist on special category status for Andhra Pradesh before offering support to the party which will form the next government.
Jagan, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kadapa in 2009, resigned from the Lok Sabha and the Congress in November 2010, in protest against the way his family and he had been treated after his father Dr Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, twice chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, died in an air crash in September 2009.
Jagan says he wants a hung Parliament so that he can 'extract a better deal' for his state.
He also promises to reserve 75 per cent of jobs for locals if he came to power in Andhra Pradesh, which will have assembly and Lok Sabha polls simultaneously.
Jagan's rallies have been drawing massive crowds as does the ones addressed by his mother and party leader Y S Vijaya Lakshmi and sister Y S Sharmila.