Hyderabad: Congress MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy
is likely to go ahead with his controversial `Odarpu yatra`
from July eight though the party high command is yet to accord
a formal permission to it.
"There is no change in the schedule. He will resume his
yatra from July eight. The family members of late Rajasekhara
Reddy explained the need to resume the yatra to Sonia Gandhiji
when they met her in Delhi recently. The yatra is being
started as we feel that she is not opposed to it," state
Congress secretary A Rambabu, a close associate of Jagan, told
Jagan and his mother Y S Vijayalakshmi met Congress
President Sonia Gandhi two days ago and told her about the
need to resume the yatra. There was no official word on what
transpired at the meeting.
Jagan had been in the eye of a storm after he defied the
party high command`s directive and went ahead with his yatra
in Warangal district last month.
The yatra sparked off violent protests from Telangana
supporters as Jagan is opposed to division of Andhra Pradesh.
Subsequently, Jagan had met Union Minister and in-charge
of Congress affairs in the state Veerappa Moily and claimed
that the high command had given him permission to go ahead
with the yatra. The claim was later dismissed by Moily.