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Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy

Bellary brothers have taken to texting me: “There is no gana called Telangana” or “We Reddys are ever ready for any challenge.”

Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy
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Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy
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Very few people know of my ability to mimic voices, a skill i  honed during my college years. And even most of my friends and well-wishers are unaware of my links to Mossad and the ‘Diversion of Calls To A Single Source’ (DOCTASS) system Israeli intelligence gifted me on my 30th birthday in 2002. Well, I am now happy to report that the device came in very handy during the recent Telangana tangle. In fact, it was after T. Chandrashekhar Rao went on the weight-loss programme that I really put it to use. I had learnt from my sources that a top IB official had been directed by the home ministry to contact Andhra Pradesh legislators to ascertain if they were for a separate state or not. Using DOCTASS, I diverted all his calls to my phone. The hapless man made 294 calls and I declared 245 times in different voices that ‘I am all for Telangana’. Fooled by the amazing response, he filed a status report saying that “an overwhelming number of legislators were for the new state”. It was based on this assessment that...

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