YS Jagan is expected to raise several issues in Chittoor District including Handri Neeva and Galeru Nagari projects.

Jagan padayatra YSRCP chief to enter Chittoor district after touring AnantapurImage: PTI
news Politics Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 08:55

YSR Congress Party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy is all set to enter Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Thursday, as part of his ongoing padayatra, after he finished the Anantapur portion of his walkathon on Wednesday. 

According to reports, Jagan walked for 20 days in Anantapur, covering nine Assembly constituencies, and passing through 150 villages, while walking 280 km.

On Wednesday, 30 families of Thumakunta village in Galivedu mandal met Jagan, and alleged that their lands were grabbed without fair compensation. 

They said that the government had promised them Rs 1 lakh as compensation, but they received nothing till date. The lands were acquired for a solar power project, and the locals said that they would have to migrate to other places for work.

Jagan took note of their representation and assured them that the party would take up their cause. 

YS Jagan is expected to raise several issues in Chittoor District including Handri Neeva and Galeru Nagari projects, while interacting with farmers of drought-prone mandals.

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