Maverick MLA representing Vijayawada (East) assembly constituency Md Jaleel Khan, who defected from the YSR Congress party into the ruling Telugu Desam Party, hit the headlines a few days ago by claiming in an interview that he had done B Com with physics and mathematics as subjects.
The report went viral with Jaleel Khan being trolled in all forms of social media. Yet, he did not feel shy, but defended himself saying that at least in the negative way, he got the publicity.
So, when Jaleel Khan attended the budget session of the Andhra assembly which commenced on Monday, he was the star attraction with other MLAs trying to make fun of him. But, Jaleel Khan went on cracking jokes with to others.
He even asked another YSR Congress party MLA to leave the party and come to the TDP so that he cannot meet the same fate as that of Roja.
However, it was his former boss and YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy who took pot shots at Jaleel Khan, albeit indirectly. Speaking on the Motion of Thanks to the Governor’s address, Jagan attacked the Naidu government for its jugglery of figures to make tall claims on achieving the growth rate. He quoted various statistics to prove how the state was lagging behind in various fields.
“You people won’t understand the figures I am quoting. After all, you have done B Com with physics,” he said, taking a dig at Jaleel Khan. It evoked wide laughter in the House.