Congress Rajya Sabha MP and close-aide of late YS Rajasekhar Reddy, KVP Ramachandra Rao, has showered his love on YSR's son and YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Calling Jagan as his Menalludu (Nephew), KVP said in a TV interview that he couldn't live without him. "Jagan Mohan Reddy is my Menalludu. How can I live without him?" said KVP.
When questioned about Jagan's role in the umpteen corruption cases against him and amassed disproportionate assets, KVP replied, "Who're we to decide? There're courts. There's law to look into it. Since it's sub-judice, let's wait till the courts pronounce their judgement."
On prodding further what's his individual opinion since KVP was the sole eye-witness for all the proceedings of YSR's government, KVP gave clean-chit to Jagan and said, "As per my knowledge, there's no chance of Jagan doing mistake."
After the demise of YSR, Jagan parted ways from Congress and flouted his own political outfit YSRCP. But KVP remained with Congress and claimed as "true loyalist" of Sonia. However, KVP's latest comments on Jagan prove to be otherwise and likely to bring flak from several Congress leaders.
Now that Congress is 'zero' in AP and its revival looks impossible, looks like, KVP is making plans to join YSRCP in coming days. Let's wait and see. As anything can happen in politics. There're no permanent friends, foes.