Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Janardhana Reddy's son, Nedurumalli Ramkumar Reddy, joined the YSRCP on Saturday, even as party chief Jaganmohan Reddy's 'Praja Sankalpa Yatra' entered Visakhapatnam city on Saturday, on the 258th day of the latter's walkathon in the state.
Jagan, who began his journey in Pendurti mandal after spending the night there, entered Visakhapatnam at around 3 pm, to a large welcome as party leaders and activists had erected a huge arch in the city.
On Sunday, Jagan is scheduled to walk through Gopalapatnam main road and Baji junction, before making his way through NAD junction, old Karasa and Marripalem. At around 3 pm, he is expected to reach Kancharlapalem and address a public meeting.
Ramkumar joined the YSRCP after meeting with Jagan at Narava, along with many of his supporters in the district.
The former CM's son had contested from Venkatagiri during the 2014 general elections on a Congress ticket but failed to win the seat.
Jagan launched his six-month-long 'padyatra' or foot march in November last year, 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.
He has already covered several districts and cities, even entering Vijayawada on the 136th day of his padayatra, to a massive welcome. Jagan and a large number of YSRCP workers had crossed the Krishna River along the Kolkata-Chennai highway, and entered the city.
The Leader of Opposition in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly 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.
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.