“For your mistakes and betrayals, nothing wrong if you are punished with hanging.” Jagan repeated.
He has already been issued a showcause notice by the Election Commission for last week stating that he would find it hard to object to Babu being shot dead on the road..
Jagan heads the main opposition party in Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress, named after his father and former Chief Minister YSR Reddy, who, just two days ago was accused by Babu, the incumbent Chief Minister, of making an assassination attempt on him in 2003.
The welter of accusations – and death wishes – comes ahead of a crucial election later this month in the constituency of Nandyal.
Jagan wants to exact revenge for Babus poaching 21 of his legislators after the last election in 2014. The lawmakers who shuffled over to the Chief Minister’s party, the TDP, were rewarded with important posts.