Complying with the party’s diktat, Congress MLAs and senior leaders stayed away from Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy’s Odarpu Yatra in Srikakulam district
Jagan drew crowds all through his controversial tour that commenced from Itchapuram on the Andhra-Orissa border in Srikakulam district on Thursday but the absence of MLAs and MLCs impacted the turnout. Ignoring the advice of Congress president Sonia Gandhi to bring all the bereaved families to one place and console them, the Kadapa MP reached the Itchapuram railway station where he was greeted by party workers. . The ‘odarpu yatra’ coincided with YSR’s 61 st birth anniversary which was celebrated by the party and the government.