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Jagan yatra, Babhli issue raises political temp in AP

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 15:37

Hyderabad: Congress MP Y S Jagan Mohan
Reddy`s controversial "Odarpu yatra", TDP`s botched visit to
Maharashtra over Babhli barrage issue and the forthcoming
byelections in Telangana have unusually shot up political
temperature in Andhra Pradesh.

Jagan, who re-commenced his yatra despite reservations
of the high command, has now become a "hot potato" for the
party leadership.

He announced his decision to pursue the tour in an
open letter to people stating that AICC president Sonia Gandhi
"did not appear to be favourably inclined over resuming the

His subsequent statements, wondering what mistake he
is making by undertaking the yatra, and critical remarks
against Chief Minister K Rosaiah did not go down well with the
party leadership.

AICC general secretary Veerappa Moily, in-charge of
Congress affairs in the state, said yesterday that "Jagan’s
actions are not in the best interests of the party."

In an apparent warning signal to the Jagan camp,
Congress high command has suspended state party general
secretary Ambati Rambabu, a close confidante of Jagan, for
making critical remarks against party leadership and the Chief


First Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 15:37

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