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Rosaiah remains evasive on Jagan`s Odarpu Yatra

Last Updated: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 16:03

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Monday remained evasive on the controversial Odarpu Yatra being undertaken by seditious Kadapa M P YS Jaganmohan Reddy.

"It is a party issue and the high command will take care of it," Rosaiah said as he parried further questions on the subject, during an interaction with a group of reporters here.

Jagan will embark on the third leg of his controversial tour on September 3 in Prakasam district, a day after his father YS Rajasekhara Reddy`s first death anniversary, even
as the party high command directed all public representatives to stay away.

The state Mines Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy, who hails from Prakasam district and is a relative of former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, said he would rather forego his Cabinet position than stay away from Jagan`s yatra.

Prakasam happens to be the adopted district of Rosaiah and there are reports that Jagan`s followers have been pestering Congress MLAs in the district to join the tour.

Rosaiah maintained that there was "no advance planning" for any eventuality after December 31 when the five-member Srikrishna Committee was expected to submit its report to the Centre on the situation in Andhra Pradesh.

When referred to Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K Chandrasekhar Rao`s threat of a "civil war" in case the Srikrishna Committee`s report went against Telangana, the
Chief Minister remarked, "Such threats are unwarranted in a democracy. We have, however, not drafted any specific plan. The situation will be dealt with according to the needs."


First Published: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 16:03
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