Jagan promises to launch new party in 45 days

Jagan Mohan Reddy, who resigned from the Congress and Lok Sabha memberships on November 29, told his supporters on Tuesday to be patient for three more years. “Wait for three more years, you (people) will have 30 years of ‘swarna yugam’ (golden era),” he told party workers in his hometown. “I will launch a new political party in 45 days, which would protect Telugu pride and self-esteem,” he said. Observers said it was a clever ploy to hijack Chandrababu Naidu’s ‘Telugu pride’ slogan (first coined by Naidu’s father-in-law NTR) to attract the coastal Andhra electorate.

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