Andhra Pradesh CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has a good image among the people for his welfare-oriented programs but he was never a darling to the national media or to the leaders outside the Telugu states.
His supporters say that he doesn't want to build fake image and he firmly believes that people always look at his actions rather than manipulation of media.
The first-year rule of Jagan Mohan Reddy was perceived differently by national media and they were focusing more on the Opposition's hue and cry on various issues like the demolition of Praja Vedika, fund crunch for welfare schemes, setbacks in High court, etc.
But the Corona crisis has completely changed it. The way Jagan Mohan Reddy has been handling the pandemic is winning praise for him from all quarters.
Jagan Mohan Reddy is one of the first CMs in the country to give a statement "We need learn to live with Corona".
Many people ridiculed the statement initially but slowly everybody came to know the practicality of his statement. Now, everybody is following the same mantra!
Deputy High Commissioner of United Kingdom to AP and TS, Andrew Fleming recently appreciated Jagan over his efficient handling of the Covid-19 crisis in AP. Last month, PETA India praised him for launching an online waste exchange platform for a better environment.
Delhi minister Manish Sisodia wrote on his Facebook page about the Nadu-Nedu program which aims to improve the infrastructure of all the government schools. He appreciated Jagan's initiative.
Famous hairstylist Jawed Habib showered praises on AP CM for the Jagananna Chedodu scheme that provides financial assistance to tailors and barbers whose livelihood is hit with the Covid-19 pandemic. Jawed asked the other state governments to follow Jagan's scheme.
The special measures taken up by AP government to send the stranded migrant laborers to their native states have won appreciation from several quarters.
Usually, tough times break the confidence of the people and make them weaker. Even leaders are no exception. Surprisingly, tough times make Jagan even stronger, more powerful than ever. Corona crisis also made him stronger.