Issue sorted, I’ll continue yatra: Jagan
Congress MP Jagan Reddy Tuesday said that the row over his Telangana tour has been sorted out.
New Delhi: Congress MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, son of the late YSR, who defied the Congress high command with his tour of Telangana, on Tuesday, claimed that “everything” has been sorted out between him and the party leadership.
After meeting Law Minister and AICC incharge of Andhra Pradesh, Veerappa Moily, the
37-year-old MP from Kadapa, said he would
continue with his yatra.
Jaganmohan said he had told Moily that the yatra was
apolitical and aimed at visiting the families of those who had
died of shock or had allegedly committed suicide after hearing
the news of his father Y S Rajasekhara Reddy`s death.
"He (Moily) has given a go-ahead. He told me to go and
continue with whatever I am doing. In fact, this tour of mine
was widely appreciated by him and he had given a very clear
indication to go ahead and do what I am supposed to be doing,"
he told reporters after the 20-minute meeting with Moily.
The Congress MP also said Moily greeted him with
a smile and blessed him. "When I went inside, he (Moily)
greeted me with a smile and then he blessed me (for continuing
with the yatra)," he said in Telugu.
Asked whether the misunderstanding with the high
command has been sorted out, he said everything has been
cleared and sorted out.
"If at all you call it a misunderstanding, things are
now under....everything is clear and sorted out," he said.
Asked whether he would meet Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee, whom he could not meet yesterday, Jaganmohan said:
"As far as the meeting with Pranab Mukherjee is concerned,
Moily told me that he will brief him."
Jaganmohan had defied the party high command`s
directive and gone ahead with his tour of the sensitive
Telangana region on Friday last.
However, he was forced to
abandon the yatra after violence erupted in Mahaboobabad town
in Warangal district, the hotbed of the separate state
Junior YSR has time and again expressed his opposition to the creation of a new state.
As per reports, Moily has also asked Jagan not to pose any threat to law and order situation in the state.
Instead, he has been asked to strengthen the party and work for a Congress win Rajya Sabha elections in the state.
Yesterday, Jagan is believed to have met other senior Congress leaders to explain his stand - that he did "nothing wrong" - and is ready to quit if it was proved that his visit was political in nature.
Although a truce has been reached for now, but the Congress high command still appears, as per reports, to be upset with Jaganmohan Reddy and wants to give him a strong message to mend his ways. However, the party is in a bind, as Jagan has considerable support among MLAs and can potentially pose a threat to the Rosaih-led government in Andhra Pradesh.