'Walk with Jagan, to jail?': TDP lashes out at YSRCP's padayatra in Andhra

The TDP dubbed the YSRCP chief's ongoing padayatra, a ‘Paadu’ (bad) yatra.
'Walk with Jagan, to jail?': TDP lashes out at YSRCP's padayatra in Andhra
'Walk with Jagan, to jail?': TDP lashes out at YSRCP's padayatra in Andhra
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The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday lashed out at opposition party YSRCP on Tuesday for conducting its 'Walk with Jagan' event, and asked the latter if the public should walk with Jagan to jail.

Addressing reporters in Vijayawada on Tuesday, TDP spokesperson P Anuradha dubbed the YSRCP chief's ongoing padayatra, a ‘Paadu’ (bad) yatra.

"He is doing the padayatra in an emergency fearing being hunted down by somebody. The same issues, when raised in the past, were rejected by the same leader saying that they are not viable practically,” she was quoted as saying.

She also pointed out that Jagan was skipping one day of the week, every week, to attend court for a trial on his corruption charges. 

Earlier this week, the Leader of Opposition’s state-wide walkathon reached the 1,000-km milestone in Nellore on Monday.

The state is currently witnessing political turmoil, as CM Naidu hints of a break-up with the BJP and due to actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan’s political tours, especially the current one covering Rayalaseema, where Jagan hails from.

Jagan launched his six-month-long 'padyatra' or foot march in November, virtually kicking off his campaign for the 2019 assembly elections.

He said that he will cover 3,000 km across all 13 districts of the state to interact with people and know their problems.

The Leader of Opposition began the foot march after paying tributes at the grave of his father and late Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy at Idupulapaya in YSR Kadapa district.

Alleging that the state has a "mafia government", he called upon people to uproot it. Stating that he is not afraid of court cases, the young leader said he had no hunger for money. "Even if I die, I want to remain in your hearts," he said amid loud cheers from the crowd.

Jagan hopes to recreate the magic of his late father YSR, who had launched a similar 'padyatra' to end nearly a decade-long rule of Chandrababu Naidu in undivided Andhra Pradesh in 2004.

IANS inputs

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