Hyderabad: Several Congress leaders on Thursday
met Kadapa MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who has been asked by the
party high command not to resume his `Odarpu yatra`.
Congress Whip S Sailajanath and other ruling MLAs Srikant
Reddy and Adinarayana Reddy, all considered loyalists of the
late Y Rajasekhara Reddy, are among those who met Jagan.
His uncle and MLC Y S Vivekananda Reddy and other family
members also met him.
Several senior leaders are understood to have told him
not to go against the party high command.
Meanwhile, Congress MP V Arun Kumar, who was a close
associate of late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, met Chief Minister K
Rosaiah in the evening amid reports that he was trying to
broker peace between Jagan and Rosaiah.
Arun Kumar, however, denied the reports and said there is
no problem in the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh.
"There is no gap (between Rosaiah and Jagan). Congress
party is united. There is no need for a small man like me to
do something. Rosaiah is the senior most leader. He would be
ready if people like me have a problem. There is nothing for
people like me to settle something," Arun Kumar told reporters
after his meeting with Rosaiah.
Defying high command`s directive, Jagan had embarked on
his `Odarpu yatra` to Warangal district in Telangana last
week. He had to abandon the yatra as Telangana supporters
threw stones and vandalised the railway station where he was
scheduled to disembark.
Jagan has claimed on June one that the high command gave
him permission to resume his yatra in non-Telangana regions
after meeting Union Law Minister and in-charge of AP affairs
Veerappa Moily. Moily, however, clarified in the evening that
neither Jagan sought permission nor he gave the same.