She demanded early completion of the Galeru-Nagari Sujala Sravanthi (GNSS) water project.

YSRCP leader Roja launches her own padayatra to walk from Nagari to Tirupati
news Politics Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 09:11

Even as Andhra Pradesh was following the 'Praja Sankalpa' padayatra YSR Congress Party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, yet another party leader began a walkathon.

YSRCP State Mahila president RK Roja launched a 80-km padayatra from Satravada locality in Nagari Municipality on Tuesday demanding early completion of the Galeru-Nagari Sujala Sravanthi (GNSS) water project.

The legislator from Nagari said that her padayatra would conclude with the darshan of Lord Venkateswara at the temple atop Tirumala on December 2. 

Several supporters joined her in the rally, as she made her way forward on Tuesday, interacting with her constituents. 

Lashing out at the TDP government, she said that former CM NT Rama Rao had issued a GO for the water project in 1988, but it was only during the tenure of YS Rajasekhara Reddy, that the foundation stone was laid in 2004. 

She said that the Chandrababu Naidu government was not showing any interest in completing the project, even though she raised the issue several times in the Legislative Assembly. 

She added that she would pray to Lord Venkateswara, so that Naidu would have a change of heart.

Meanwhile, Jagan virtually kicked off his campaign for the 2019 assembly elections earlier this month, when he launched his padayatra.

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.

Hundreds of party workers from across the state gathered in the town to mark the launch of 'padyatra' during which Jaganmohan Reddy will address 180 public meetings, covering 125 Assembly constituencies.

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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