Ask him: Congress response on Jagan`s yatra

Congress Monday steered clear of party MP Jaganmohan Reddy`s plans to go ahead with his controversial `Odarpu` yatra, which has earned the ire of the High Command.

Updated: Jun 07, 2010, 21:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress Monday steered clear of
party MP Jaganmohan Reddy`s plans to go ahead with his
controversial `Odarpu` yatra, which has earned the ire of the
High Command.

"Ask Jagan" was the cryptic response of Law Minister M
Veerappa Moily, who is in-charge of party affairs in Andhra
Pradesh.

"You ask him. He is going on a yatra. He is the right
person to answer," he said in reply to a volley of questions
on the party`s stand on the yatra.

The Congress had last week asked the Kadapa MP not to
go ahead with his yatra to console the families of those who
either committed suicide or allegedly died of heart attack
after hearing the news of the death of his father Y S
Rajasekhara Reddy last year.

But, Jaganmohan had yesterday indicated that he would
go ahead with his yatra from tomorrow in Srikakulam in coastal
Andhra Pradesh.

On whether the party would contest the by-elections in
Telangana region, Moily replied in the affirmative.

By-elections to 10 constituencies will be held soon in
the Telangana region vacated by TRS MLAs in protest against
the Centre`s failure to create a separate state.

PTI