`Odarpu Yatra` will continue, says Jagan
Notwithstanding the party high command`s directive to him to not to go ahead with his controversial `Odarpu Yatra`, Congress MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday said he would continue with the tour.
Hyderabad: Notwithstanding the party high
command`s directive to him to not to go ahead with his
controversial `Odarpu Yatra`, Congress MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy
on Sunday said he would continue with the tour.
"Who said that yatra would not continue ?" he told
reporters in Anantapur.
He, however, did not reveal whether he will go ahead with
the tour in Srikakulam district from June 8 as scheduled.
Several Congress MLAs and other leaders, who met Jagan in
the last few days, are understood to have told him not to defy
the party high command.
After a meeting with Union Law Minister and in-charge of
Congress Affairs in Andhra Pradesh Veerappa Moily, Jagan had
told media persons in New Delhi last week that the high
command has allowed him to undertake the yatra.
His claim was, however, dismissed by Moily, who said the
Kadapa MP should not continue with his tour.
Jagan had defied the high command`s instruction and went
ahead to tour Warangal district in Telangana region, which
sparked off violent protests from the Telangana agitators
forcing him to abandon the yatra.
Jagan`s `Odarpu Yatra` is to console the family members
of those who allegedly committed suicide or died of shock
following the death of his father, former Andhra Pradesh Chief
Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in a chopper crash last year.