Chief Minister K. Rosaiah has refused to react on the ‘Odarpu yatra' launched by Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy claiming that it was for the party high command to take stock of the situation and that he would not send any report to the leadership on the yatra.
The Chief Minister said his government's main concern was about the law and order situation and it would take necessary steps, after getting reports from the intelligence wing, to see that normalcy prevailed. “There will be no action from my side, but for maintaining the law and order situation,” he said in an informal chat with reporters here on Thursday.
Mr. Rosaiah refuted the reports in a section of press that he made a U-turn on the yatra on Wednesday and that he only gave further clarifications to his earlier statement.
“I had not spoken to any senior leader in New Delhi nor does the attitude of the high command on the yatra change,” he said.
Clarifying on the party leadership's opposition to the yatra, he said Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy himself claimed that AICC president Sonia Gandhi appeared to be not in favour of the yatra. “There is no need for further verification as the statement came from the horse's mouth,” he said. The Chief Minister declined to comment when asked about the reported restrictions on MLAs and other elected representatives to participate in the yatra claiming they had only been asked to abide by the high command's directions.