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Confident of victory, Jagan shifts base to Amaravati

With barely a week remaining for the results of the Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies to be declared, Opposition leader and YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is gearing up to shift his base to Andhra Pradesh’s new capital, Amaravati. 
 
The party’s office is being shifted from Lotus Pond in Hyderabad to a newly-constructed building at Tadepalli in the capital region. Furniture, documents and other material have been shifted to Amaravati.
 
The relocation is being done as Reddy is confident of winning the elections. The opposition leader is expected to shift on May 21, two days before results would be declared. The party leaders based in Hyderabad are also expected to follow suit soon.
 
According to sources, on May 16, Reddy convened a meeting with the senior party functionaries to make preparations for the counting day. Party spokesperson E. Rajasekhar Reddy said that they had planned to shift the party headquarters from Hyderabad long ago. “As the party would come to power, it is time we relocate our base to function from Amaravati.”
 
In February, Jagan held a house-warming ceremony at his new residence at Tadepalli in Guntur district. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu relocated to Amaravati a few months after the bifurcation of the state while Reddy continued his operations from Hyderabad. This point was also raised during election campaigning by the ruling Telugu Desam Party. 
 
Naidu slammed Reddy for not having interest in resolving people’s problems by being accessible round-the-clock to them but only keen in protecting his assets in Hyderabad and surrounding areas. It is being said that this move is aimed projecting himself as more accessible to the people in the state.

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