YSR Congress leader Sharmila, who embarked on ‘Maro Praja Prastam’ padayatra on October 18 from YSR Ghat in Idupulapaya in Kadapa district, completed 50 days of her padayatra on Thursday, in Mahabubnagar district.

According to YSRC sources, she covered 705.30 kms in her 50-day walkathon.

Sharmila, who entered the district on November 22, completed 15 days of her padayatra in the district. She traversed through Alampoor, Gadwal, Makthal, Deverkadra and Mahabubnagar assembly segments and entered Jadcharla on Wednesday.

She started her padayatra from Jadcharla on Thursday and traversed through Gangapoor, Goplapoor crossroads, Lingmpet, Kodgal, Mattapally Tanda, Nallakunta crossroads and reached Konded village, where she made a night halt.

While walking through villages, Sharmila interacted with farmers and labourers.

Cotton-growers poured their grief before Sharmila, lamenting that they were not getting minimum support price for their produce as the rate per quintal of cotton was only Rs.3,000.

A woman cotton-grower said that she had invested Rs.4 lakh but had been unable to reap even Rs.2 lakh worth produce.

The women farmers said that while their produce was not getting minimum support price, other commodities they wanted to purchase were not within their reach as prices had skyrocketed.

Responding to their problems, Sharmila said that once her brother, Jagan, formed the government, all such problems would be solved.

“Though Chandrababu Naidu has enough strength to move a no-confidence motion against the Kiran Kumar government, he is reluctant to do so because he has a secret pact with the Chief Minister,” she alleged.

‘Once Jagan forms the government, all problems of cotton-growers will

be solved, says Sharmila who covered 705 kms so far as part of her padayatra