The campaign kick started and progressed under the personal supervision of Party’s Honourary President Smt. Vijayamma has been a huge success, primarily because the people of the State fully empathized with the cause. Leaders and activists ranging from the Party’s Political Affairs Committee to the grass root level workers at the villages were committed to reaching the target number of signatures as quickly as possible. The signature campaign, which is still under way at a brisk pace will continue till Jan 10.
Special camps organized for the campaign
The signatures have been collected at the YSR Congress party headquarters and its offices in the districts and mandals as well. Party leaders also organized special camps in various villages and towns for the purpose.
At many a camp people formed long queues to sign the appeal. Significantly, women, old people and students form major chunk of the signatories. The party cadres have been relentlessly carrying out this campaign with people turning out voluntarily to affix their signatures on the appeal.
Given the overwhelming response by the public, the Party has been able to surpass the target within 17 days collecting 1,24, 36,000 individual signatures of people across the State of Andhra Pradesh and elsewhere in the country and even abroad. The figure includes the signatures received through online forms.
These signatures will be appended to an appeal that will be handed over to the President of India, Sri Pranab Mukherjee, according to the Party’s Political Affairs Committee Member Bajireddy Govardhan.
“Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy has been jailed for more than seven months for the simple reason of his coming out the Congress and launching his own political party. Working under political pressure, the CBI has been going overboard to project him as the culprit in a case foisted on him as part of political vendetta. With biased investigation, the probing officials have been resorting to misusing of their official position and destroying the propriety of the investigating agency. We appeal to you to intervene and stop this political vendetta and victimization of Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy,” says the Party’s appeal to Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
The appeal points out that Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy was singled out for victimization by the CBI while the agency has been applying a different yardstick in cases related to Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati in UP and Chandrababu Naidu in AP.