Legislators loyal to YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy who submitted their resignations decided on Tuesday to tour their constituencies for three to four days from August 24 to assess the perceived sympathy generated by the CBI probe against Mr. Jagan and to build upon it.

They took the decision during their overnight stay in the YSR Estate at Idupulapaya in consultation with the party's honorary president and Pulivendula MLA Vijayamma. They were planning to meet Mr. Jagan, who is conducting Odarpu Yatra in Krishna district, by the weekend to chalk out future course of action.

Bus yatra

Based on the feedback from such an exercise the party will take a decision whether to undertake intra-district tours or State-level visits. Party sources stated that a section of the legislators was in favour of a State-level bus yatra, irrespective of the feedback from the constituencies, arguing that this was the appropriate time to make some political gains by blaming the Congress high command for the victimisation of Mr. Jagan.

To expose plot

They were planning to expose the Congress by explaining to people how the party high command was conspiring to tarnish the image of Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and how it had weaned away some legislators like G. Kamalamma and Katasani Rami Reddy with the lure of benefits. They were said to have discussed the strategy to garner the support of more Congress MLAs by persuading them to resign.

Leadership's hope

The party leadership was hopeful that some more ruling party legislators would join them in the coming days or in the event of Mr. Jagan's arrest by the CBI. “If that happens, one need not be surprised even if the government falls,” an MLA from Rayalaseema region said.

Some MLAs who went to Idulpulapaya left for their constituencies directly from there and some after reaching Hyderabad on Tuesday.

  • A section of the Jagan group MLAs in favour of a State-level bus yatra
  • YSR Congress hopeful of some more Congress MLAs joining them in coming days