Will stop Jagan`s yatra if he goes to Warangal: JAC
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Last Updated: Friday, May 28, 2010, 23:20
  
Hyderabad: Congress MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy's proposed visit to Warangal district in Telangana from Saturday is facing stiff opposition from those supporting the separate statehood demand.

The 'Odarpu yatra' (consolation tour) to console the families of those who allegedly committed suicide or suffered heart attack following his father YSR's demise in September last year, is being vehemently opposed by TRS and other pro-Telangana outfits as Jagan is against the formation of a separate state.

They contend that the yatra is an attempt to dilute the 'Telangana sentiment'.

TRS, the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) and students and lawyers in the region warned that they will go to any extent to stall the Cuddappa MP's tour.

"We will definitely stop Jagan's yatra if he goes to Warangal district," JAC Convener C Kodandaram told reporters.

Interestingly, 11 Congress MPs from Telangana region have urged the party high command to direct Jagan to drop his plans in view of the surcharged atmosphere in Telangana, following which the party high command has advised him against embarking on the tour.

Meanwhile, top police officials are understood to have told the Chief Minister K Rosaiah and Home Minister P Sabita Reddy that the yatra may lead to law and order problems as the Telangana protagonists are opposed to it.

"The matter is being considered by the high command. It is a party affair. I can talk about it if it is related to the government. However, I have directed the police to take all precautions in an impartial manner," Rosaiah told reporters.

The Chief Minister is understood to have discussed the issue with the Cabinet colleagues.

"We need not tell you everything," Information Minister J Geeta Reddy told reporters after the meeting with Rosaiah.

Against the backdrop of these developments, Agriculture Minister N Raghuveera Reddy and the Home Minister held talks with Jagan and have reportedly urged him to defer the visit in view of the surcharged atmosphere.

Though there was no official word from Jagan over the issue, Congress MLAs close to him said the tour would continue as scheduled.

"The yatra would take place as scheduled," J Adinarayana Reddy, an MLA said.

Meanwhile, police in Warangal district went into a tizzy as they found a bomb in the bus station at Mahabubabad where Jagan was supposed to start his tour for eight days. The bomb has been diffused.

PTI


First Published: Friday, May 28, 2010, 23:20


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