ANDHRA PRADESH

Jagan plans to tour Delhi, other States

Pending court clearance to let him tour outside the State, YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy said he proposed to visit Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Bhubaneswar between November 16 to 25 to mobilise the support of political leadership in the respective States for an integrated State.

Mr. Jagan told a press conference on Friday that he will also visit New Delhi during the period to explain to leaders of BJP, Left and other national parties the prevailing political situation in the State.

They will be cautioned that the States where these parties were strong faced the threat of similar breakup if they did not act now to prevent bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Reminded that the court had not yet heard his plea to go outside the State in the assets case against him, Mr. Jagan expressed confidence that he will get the permission as the case was an eyewash by Congress and the Central Bureau of Investigation.

He said he will tour within the State which was permitted by the court from November 26.

It will be both a revival of the ‘Odarpu’ yatra which was broken following his arrest in May last year and supportive of integrated State.

The tour will also include Telangana.

Mr. Jagan announced that senior leader M.V. Mysoora Reddy will represent the party in the meeting with the Group of Ministers on the issue of bifurcation on November 13.

Mr. Reddy will be sent with a mandate to take on the GoM aggressively insisting on stopping bifurcation.

He asked Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu to withdraw the letter to the Centre extending support to separate Telangana and Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy not to deceive the people of Seemandhra. He warned that the division of State was a political game to achieve the magic figure of 272 Lok Sabha seats to retain power at the Centre. The parties in power will break States where they were weak to touch the figure.



Jagan plans to tour State, including Telangana region, from November 26

Mysoora Reddy to represent party at the meeting with GoM on State bifurcation