Hyderabad: YS Sharmila, daughter of late chief minister of erstwhile undivided Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhar Reddy, and sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday held a meeting with her supporters in Rangareddy.
"Jai Telangana," said Sharmila starting her speech. "Beyond the lines of caste, religion, and region, YS Rajsekhar Reddy served all Telugu people. He wanted every farmer to become a king, every poor person to become a millionaire, every student to get a good education for free, every person to get the best healthcare, and every person to have a pucca house. He managed to achieve all these things, which is why many want his welfare signs back in Telangana," said Sharmila.
She repeatedly reminded the gathering that "Rajanna's Rajyam is missing in Telangana."
On February 9, she had announced her entry into the political scene in Telangana state. Her team is a spirited mix of YSR fans from all districts. She is making strides towards creating a new party that will be highly inclusive. Recently, she has started speaking about the Telangana sentiment while the TRS party is alleging that Andhra Pradesh's ruling party is trying to enter Telangana again.
Sharmila's battle cry 'Rajanna Rajyam' appears to be an attempt to revive YS Rajsekhar Reddys' relevance in politics.
"Rajanna's Rajyam is missing in Telangana. During my father's regime, a poor voter was confident of owning a house, every student could afford education and Arogyasree saved lives. This is no longer so in the state. I am here to bring back Rajanna Rajyam," Sharmila said on February 9 making a surprise return to politics.
Due to the MLC elections in the state, she has not announced her party name yet. With the Nagarjuna Sagar byelection coming up she has begun laying the ground for her political party.