Everything is extreme in Andhra politics, wherein political leaders are treated as gods for their followers, who go to the extent of giving up their lives for their leaders.
In September 2009, when then chief minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy died in a tragic helicopter crash, several of his followers reportedly committed suicide or died of heart attack.
Though all of them were not genuine shock deaths, at least some of the die-hard fans of YSR committed suicide in different parts of Telangana and AP.
Now, people have started taking their lives for the sake of his son Y S Jaganmohan Reddy wishing his elevation to the post of the chief minister.
On Tuesday, a follower of Jagan committed suicide by consuming pesticide at Tanguturu village of Rajupalem mandal in Kadapa district, as he was not able to see Jagan struggling to become the chief minister.
The follower, Kachana Srinivasulu Reddy, attended the meeting of Jagan at his village on Monday night and raised slogans in support of the Opposition leader, before returning home late in the night. He was found dead at his house the next day morning.
In the suicide note recovered from the body stated that he wanted to see Jagan in the seat of chief minister in the coming elections. He said the state would witness all round development only if Jagan comes to power.
There is no surprise, if one comes across several such suicide incidents in the coming days in a bid to boost the chances of Jagan coming to power.