Congress MLAs meet Jagan ahead of his yatra

Several Congress MLAs today met MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who has announced his decision to resume his controversial `Odarpu yatra` from tomorrow despite reservations expressed by the party high command.

Last Updated: Jul 07, 2010, 17:22 PM IST

Hyderabad: Several Congress MLAs today met
MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who has announced his decision to
resume his controversial `Odarpu yatra` from tomorrow despite
reservations expressed by the party high command.

D Sudheer Reddy, B Raji Reddy and K Srisailam Goud,
all legislators from Hyderabad, and a few others from Jagan`s
native Kadapa district, met him at his residence here.

Talking to reporters, they felt that Jagan`s yatra
would not amount to defying the high command as it was his
personal tour to console the families of those who died
following the death of his father Y S R Reddy last year.

The high command did not ask Jagan to abandon his plan
to resume the tour, which was stopped following violent
protests by pro-Telangana activists in May, they claimed.

Congress leader A Rambabu, considered close to Jagan,
said the Kadapa MP would go ahead with his yatra as announced.
Jagan would reach Ichapuram in Srikakulam district
tomorrow to restart his journey. Notwithstanding party chief
Sonia Gandhi`s reservations, Jagan had on Monday announced his
decision to resume his controversial yatra from July 8.
However, Congress yesterday asked the young MP not to
go ahead with his plan and threatened him with disciplinary
action if he disobeyed.

PTI