Jagan's mother meets Pranab, demands son's release

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 15:39 hrs

New Delhi: YS Jaganmohan Reddy's mother Vijayamma knocked at the doors of President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday demanding that her jailed son be released immediately.

Presenting signatures of 1.30 crore people who have signed in favour of Jagan's release from prison, she told Mukherjee that her politician-son is being "targeted" by the ruling Congress.

Accompanied by party leaders, the widow of late YS Rajasekhara Reddy told Mukherjee that Jagan has been languishing in a jail in Hyderabad since May 2012 and demanded that he be released.

Vijayamma said the party had organised a massive signature campaign for Jagan's release across the state and claimed 1.90 crore people had participated in the campaign.

"Due to paucity of time, only 1 crore and 30 lakh signatures could be scanned and all were presented to the President," YSR Congress MP M Rajamohan Reddy said.

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