Special Correspondent

Likelihood of the Kadapa MP touring Telangana districts is not ruled out

HYDERABAD: Come April, Kadapa MP Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy would go on a well planned politically significant tour of various districts to call on the family members of those, who had either committed suicide or died of shock after the death of former Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash last September.

After the high command gave the go ahead, YSR loyalists and close aides of Mr. Jagan got busy in chalking out an elaborate programme that would enable the young leader meet the families of deceased persons. The tentative itinerary includes his first visit to West Godavari district either on April 2 or 3 and follow it up with another tour of Khammam district on April 8 and 9. Mr. Jagan's proposed tour is in tune with his promise made after his father's death that he would visit each family and do his bit for them. “These visits will not be show of strength but purely a personal interaction with the bereaved families,” sources in the Jagan camp noted.

These tours could continue for a few months and likelihood of the Kadapa MP touring Telangana districts is not ruled out. “These visits will create confidence in die-hard YSR loyalists, who feel let down after his unfortunate demise,” a senior Congress MLA identified with the YSR group pointed out.

According to reliable sources, several YSR loyalists are lamenting that a concerted effort was being made by some detractors of the late Rajasekhara Reddy to create rift between Mr. Jagan and Chief Minister K. Rosaiah.

Towards this end, four MLAs from Kadapa – C. Adinarayana Reddy (Jammalamadugu), Srikant Reddy (Rayachoti), N. Amarnath Reddy (Rajampet)and Kamalamma (Badvel) met Mr. Rosaiah trying to bring rapprochement between the two. They even invited Mr. Rosaiah for a dinner meeting with Mr. Jagan some time in April.