Jagan to undertake 2-day fast in support of rain-hit farmers

Former Congress MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday said he would undertake two-day fast from December 21 to highlight the plight of rain-affected farmers.

Updated: Dec 15, 2010, 00:16 AM IST

Vijayawada: Former Congress MP Y S
Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday said he would undertake two-day fast
from December 21 to highlight the plight of rain-affected
farmers and demand proper compensation for them from the
Andhra Pradesh Government.

Addressing a gathering at Machilipatnam, he said a
large number of farmers and weavers would also take part in
the fast on December 21-22.

The 37-year-old son of late Chief Minister Y S R Reddy
was addressing the meet at the end of his four-day tour of
Guntur and Krishna districts during which he met farmers who
had suffered losses due to recent rain, flood and cyclone.

Jagan, who left Congress late last month, has
announced his plan to float a new political party.

PTI