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Jagan gets rousing welcome, realignment on the cards

With no stakes in Telangana, the MP from Kadapa will try to cash in on the 'Samaikhya Andhra' or United Andhra sentiment in Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and Andhra regions) by joining people opposing the state's division. Political observers say the Kadapa MP who has a strong base in Seemandhra region will now try to consolidate the party in that region. 

The BJP on Tuesday charged that Jagan and Congress are 'walking hand in hand'. The party further alleged Jagan’s release raises several questions.

The Congress, however, said no political meaning should be attached to this. 'The Congress evaded a query on the possibility of the party tying up with Jagan and said that elections are far.

Since the Assembly and Lok Sabha polls are in 2014, Jagan's release from jail assumes significance and his party is hoping that he will take on both the Congress and the Telgu Desam Party (TDP). He is also expected to cash in on the sympathy wave. Analysts believe Jagan will emerge as the saviour of Andhra Pradesh as he has openly opposed the creation of Telangana.

Jagan is expected to take the court's permission to visit Seemandhra in a few days. In fact, he sought bail on the ground that he wants to be with the people when they are protesting. He was arrested on 27 May last year.  
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