Jagan yatra, Babhli issue raises political temp in AP
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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 yatra."

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 Minister.


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

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