Hyderabad: A day after Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy was sent to jail by a court in a corruption case, his mother, wife and other family members called on him here Tuesday.
Jagan’s mother YS Vijayamma, wife Bharathi, sister Sharmila and brother-in-law Anil Kumar spent 45 minutes with him at the Chanchalguda Central Jail.
The family reached the jail soon after ‘mulaqat‘ time started. He was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Sunday.
Bharathi along with Jagan’s aide and auditor Vijay Sai Reddy had reached jail Monday evening but the authorities did not let them meet him.
Vijayamma is believed to have discussed with her son their party’s strategy for the 12 June by-elections. The party hopes to cash in on the perceived public sympathy in the wake of his arrest.
Vijayamma, the honorary president of the party and a member of the state assembly, will launch the campaign from Narsannapeta in Srikakulam district.
Former MP and YSR party candidate for Nellore Lok Sabha by-poll Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy also called on Jagan. He alleged that he was arrested to keep him away from by-election campaign.
Meanwhile, Jagan was Tuesday allotted a separate cell in line with the special category status given by the court.
He is entitled for better diet and can also cook his own food. The 12×12 cell has a kitchen and a toilet attached to it.
The 40-year-old, said to be the richest MP, spent the night in the admission barrack, where the under trials are usually kept if brought late in the evening.
Rajmohan Reddy told reporters that Jagan was fine. He said the jail life would not be very tough for Jagan as he had been touring the state under hot sun.