Another Congress MLA joins Jagan`s yatra

Congress MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy today received a boost with another ruling party MLA joining his ongoing yatra in East Godavari district.

Last Updated: Jul 15, 2010, 21:51 PM IST

Rajahmundry: Congress MP Y S Jagan
Mohan Reddy today received a boost with another ruling party
MLA joining his ongoing yatra in East Godavari district.

T Narasimham, Congress MLA from Jaggampeta, joined
Jagan`s yatra in his constituency and supported the young MP`s
tour that resumed on July 8.

Narasimham is the latest legislator to express solidarity
with Jagan in East Godavari district.

Though no Congress MLA joined Jagan in Srikakulam
district, where he began the second leg of his yatra, several
Congress MLAs and MP from Rajahmundry V Arun Kumar expressed
solidarity with him in East Godavari.

D Chandrasekhar Reddy, R Varaprasad and Raja Ashok Babu
are the Congress MLAs who accompanied Jagan in the district.
Congress MLA from Badvel in Jagan`s native Kadapa district B
Kamalamma met him yesterday.

Addressing a gathering at Jaggampeta, Jagan said he never
felt lonely as his father (Y S R Reddy) has given him a huge
family that comprised the whole of Andhra Pradesh.

"Why should I feel lonely or isolated when so many people
are supporting me? When my father died 10 months ago, I felt
lonely. But he is very much alive in your hearts."

The large gathering cheered him with slogan "CM Jagan".
During the tour to console families of those who died after
his father`s demise, Jagan has been making critical
remarks against Congress leadership and Chief Minister K
Rosaiah.

Speaking at a meeting last night, he justified his
decision to undertake `Odarpu yatra`.

Despite announcing that his tour is a personal affair,
he has alleged that MLAs and MPs are being prevented from
joining him.

Jagan also hit out at Rosaiah for reportedly saying
that he is in a hurry to become the Chief Minister.

The Congress high command, however, appeared to be in
no hurry to take disciplinary action against him, but has
indicated that his actions are being watched.

PTI