What is wrong with my yatra, asks Jagan
Jagan Mohan Reddy tonight tried to justify his decision to undertake his yatra saying it was necessary for consoling the families of those who died following the demise of his father.
Rajahmundry: Congress MP Y S Jagan
Mohan Reddy, who has been critical of the party leadership and
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah, tonight tried to
justify his decision to undertake his yatra saying it was
necessary for consoling the families of those who died
following the demise of his father.
"I had made a commitment, at the place where my father
died, that I will console the family members of those who died
following the death of my father. What is wrong with it? What
was my mistake? If their heart stopped beating over the death
of Rajasekhara Reddy, are they not Congressmen? Are they not
Congress activists," he asked.
Jagan was addressing a gathering at Yeleswaram on the
third day of his `Odarpu yatra` in East Godavari district.
"How is it improper to console those who died for
Rajasekhara Reddy? I am here and carrying on with the yatra as
per the promise I made.
"After the death of my father, I am able to stand
before you with a smile only because of your love and
affection. My father has given a huge family that comprises
all of you. I am being treated like a brother and son. I thank
you very much for your love and affection," he said.
Despite police directives against touring in tribal-
inhabited areas in the district where there is a presence of
Maoists, Jagan visited such villages too.
Despite the party high command`s reservations, Jagan
is accompanied in his yatra in the district by MLAs D
Chandrasekhar Reddy, R Varaprasad and Raja Ashok Babu.
Meanwhile, Congress MLA from Badvel in Jagan`s native
Kadapa district B Kamalamma met him today.
"Jagan`s yatra would strengthen the party to realise
Rajasekhara Reddy`s dream of making Rahul Gandhi prime
minister after the general elections in 2014," she told
Jagan began the second leg of his yatra from
Srikakulam district on July eight. He made critical remarks
against the party leadership questioning what is wrong with
Despite announcing that his yatra is a personal
affair, he alleged that MLAs and MPs are being prevented from
Jagan also hit out at Rosaiah for reportedly saying
that he is in a hurry to become the Chief Minister.
The high command, however, appeared to be in no hurry
to take disciplinary action against him but indicated that his
actions are being watched.