HYDERABAD: Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy will spend close to six hours in Pavuralagutta, the site of helicopter crash that killed his father Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Nallakalva, the nearest habitation to the accident spot in Kurnool district on September 25.
Elaborate plans are in place for Mr. Jagan’s visit to the Nallamala Hills where he is expected to pay homage to his father and four others, who were killed on September 2.
According to sources in the YSR camp, Mr. Jagan alone will leave in a helicopter at 10 a.m. on September 25 from Idupulapaya Estate concluding his four-day visit to pay respects at his father’s grave. He will arrive at Nallakalva at 11 a.m., from where he would travel in a private vehicle for close to 24 km and then trek the remaining stretch on foot to reach the site of accident.
He will offer floral tributes at the site and then return to Nallakalva, where an all-religion prayer meeting, is scheduled. He is likely to fly to Bangalore after concluding his visit to the place. Mr. Jagan reportedly asked the Congress cadres not to bring placards and banners at the prayer meeting.
Congress leaders stationed in Idupulapaya said, till Tuesday, the number of Congress MLAs who met Mr. Jagan crossed 70. Apart from three Ministers -- Kanna Lakshminarayana, Pithani Satyanarayana and N. Raghuveera Reddy --over a dozen MLAs met the Kadapa MP. Mr. Raghuveera Reddy, in fact led a delegation of party legislators and local bodies representatives from Anantapur district. Barring J.C. Diwakar Reddy, all Congress MLAs from the district were present.