East Godavari MLAs to participate in Jagan's yatra

Hyderabad: Despite Congress high command's reservations on the yatra of Kadapa MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, two MLAs from East Godavari district today said they will participate in the yatra.

Jagan would start his 'Odarpu yatra' in East Godavari district tomorrow after a four-day successful tour in Srikakulam district.

D Chandrasekhar Reddy, Congress MLA from Kakinada and a close confidante of Jagan, said legislators in East Godavari district have conveyed their readiness to participate in the yatra.

"All MLAs in the district are ready to take part. The yatra will start from Tuni. It will be successful," he said.

He alleged that "two elders" were pressurising the MLAs not to participate in Jagan's yatra. However, he refused to name them.

Stating that he would participate in Jagan's yatra, R Varaprasad, Congress MLA from Razole, said he is not afraid of any disciplinary action.

"I am MLA today because of Rajasekhara Reddy. I feel it is time to repay the debt I owed to him. I will accept happily if any action is taken against me. But, I don't think I am doing anything wrong," he said.

Interestingly, Macherla MLA P Ramakrishna Reddy and Koduru MLA K Srinivasulu reportedly visited Jagan during the tour yesterday.

Rayachoti MLA G Srikanth Reddy and Dharmavaram MLA Venkata Ramana Reddy were following the MP, overseeing the tour arrangements.

However, the MLAs took care to ensure that they were not caught on camera along with Jagan.