Moily meets Jagan a day ahead of his ‘yatra’

September 2nd, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Union Minister and Congress general secretary M. Veerappa Moily Thursday met party MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, a day before he is scheduled to resume his controversial ‘odarpu yatra’ in defiance of the party leadership.
Moily met Jagan at Idupulapaya in Kadapa district after paying tributes to the late chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy at his grave on his first death anniversary. Jagan is YSR’s son.

Moily, who is in-charge of party affairs in Andhra Pradesh, was accompanied by K.V.P. Ramchandra Rao, Rajya Sabha member and a close friend of the late leader.

Moily is understood to have advised Jagan to drop his ‘odarpu yatra’, which he is scheduled to resume in Prakasam district Friday.

Moily informed the Kadapa MP that the Congress leadership has already taken a decision to provide financial assistance to the families of those who died of shock following YSR’s death and hence there was no need to again take out the yatra to console the bereaved.

However, sources close to Jagan said he would go ahead with the third leg of his planned yatra, aimed at consoling the families of those who died of shock after YSR’s death in a copter crash.

The Congress leadership is opposed to Jagan undertaking the tour as it is being seen as an attempt by the young leader to mobilise support to challenge the Rosaiah government.

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