Despite facing harsh political criticism and a notice from the Election Commission, YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy seems reluctant to tone down his attack on the ruling TDP government in Andhra, ahead of the Nandyal bye-poll.
Just a day after he demanded that Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu should be "hung, for failing to fulfil pre-election promises”, Jagan reportedly repeated his remarks during a roadshow in Nandyal constituency on Friday.
“It is not wrong to hang people like Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu who utter lies and fail to keep up their promises,” he was quoted as saying, while addressing locals in Poluru village.
The latest statement by Jagan, is part of a week-long attack, that he has unleashed on Naidu.
"What one should do to a person who had stolen votes by duping people with promises and then going back on them? What is wrong in asking for Naidu’s hanging for cheating the public with false promises?” Jagan had asked a gathering of voters on Thursday.
Addressing a crowd at Nandyal town last week, Jagan had said, "A person like Chandrababu Naidu should be shot in public.”
The Election Commission had issued a show cause notice to Jagan last week after his comments.
Jagan called for Naidu's 'hanging' even as Chief Electoral Officer for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana told media persons, that he had received an explanation from the YSRCP chief for his earlier comment.
Meanwhile, The Hindu reported that the EC was considering issuing another fresh notice to the YSRCP chief for his comments that followed.
A fresh notice will be served on Jagan on receipt of an inquiry report from nodal officer Thippe Naik, Returning Officer for Nandyal constituency Prasanna Venkatesh told the newspaper.
The Nandyal bye-poll is due to be held on August 23.
Nandyal, a constituency in the state's Rayalaseema area, has been witnessing a political void ever since the death of its sitting MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy from a heart attack on March 12.
The TDP candidate is Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy while the YSRCP candidate is Silpa Mohan Reddy.