She covers distance of 294.7 km in 19 days

YSR Congress leader Sharmila concluded her 19-days padayatra as part of ‘Maro Praja Prastanam’ in Mahabubnagar district on Tuesday and entered Rangareddy district in the evening.

She traversed through 94 villages of seven Assembly constituencies and walked 294.7 kms distance in the district. Sharmila entered Mahabubnagar through Thungabhadra road bridge from Kurnool district on November 22 and crossed Kodicharla village in Shadnagar Assembly constituency at around 5 p.m. on Tuesday and entered Kollapadakala village of Maheshwaram mandal in Rangareddy district.


On Tuesday, she started her padayatra from Penjerla village in Kothoor mandal. She conducted ‘Rachabanda’ programme at Kodicharla village before entering Rangareddy district in which she interacted with Lambada farmers.

Sharmila, who embarked on ‘Maro Praja Prastanam’ padayatra on October 18 from YSR Ghat at Idupulapaya of Kadapa district walked 762.50 kms in her 54-days walkathon through Ananthapur, Kurnool and Mahabubnagar districts so far.

During her 19-days padayatra in Mahabubnagar district, Sharmila faced the wrath of Telangana outfits at three places.

On November 24, she faced protests by TRS, BJP and pro-Telangana parties followed by protests at Chinnachintakunta mandal headquarters on December 1 and at Mahabubnagar town on December 4.

Sharmila suspended her padayatra for one day on December 9 at Jahangeer Peera Dharga apprehending protests from Telangana outfits as the day was commemorated with the Centre’s announcement of forming Telangana state three years ago.

A considerable number of political activists including former Congress MLA from Amarachinta constituency Swarna Sudhakar Reddy joined YSR Congress party during Sharmila’s walkathon in the district.

  • During padayatra, Sharmila faces protests at three places by pro-Telangana outfits

  • Padayatra suspended for one day on December 9 anticipating protests by Telangana activists