Different days of yore

Chilakam Ramchandra Reddy has completed his three-year tenure as the State BJP president and very gracefully announced that he will be away from active politics in future.

Not many knew that Reddy successfully undertook a padayatra of 1,100 km in the State nine years ago to highlight the need for providing irrigation water to the Rayalaseema region.

Those were the days when padayatras were not given publicity as we see now. Rajasekhara Reddy's padayatra is a media event covered extensively by all newspapers.

Not many would have known about his successful padayatra but for the Union Minister, Vidyasagar Rao. Vidyasagar Rao recalled how Chilakam did not fall ill during the walkathon.

Those were different days. Aren't they?

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