Jagan defies high command warning, continues his Odarpu Yatra
Defying warnings by the Congress high command, the party`s MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy continued his controversial Yatra in his native Pulivendula constituency for the second day on Tuesday.
Hyderabad: Defying warnings by the Congress
high command, the party`s MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy continued
his controversial Yatra in his native Pulivendula constituency
for the second day on Tuesday.
Jagan consoled families of six persons who died either of
shock or committed suicide following the death of his father
and former Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy last
The MP unveiled a statue of his father at Kondavaripalli
village amidst scores of people who had gathered to greet
Pulivendula is the family fiefdom of Y S Rajasekhara
Reddy and his widow Vijayalakshmi represents the constituency
in the state assembly. It falls under the Kadapa Lok Sabha
constituency represented by Jagan.
Though he defied the Congress high command by undertaking
the yatra in his home constituency, Jagan, however, has
refrained from making any political comments so far and
limited his tour to consoling the bereaved families.
Since Pulivendula is his family bastion, there was no
need for any show of strength for Jagan but the real show will
begin on September 3 when the rebellious MP, who has clearly
set his eyes on the state Chief Minister?s chair, tours
Prakasam district where the yatra is expected to run for over
12 days given the large number of villages he has to cover.
Jagan?s close relative and state Mines Minister Balineni
Srinivasa Reddy is personally making arrangements for the
yatra as Prakasam is his native district. But so far, only a
couple of MLAs from the district have confirmed their
participation in the yatra with Jagan.