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Cong legislators undertake 'padayatra' in Jagan's support

india Updated: Feb 23, 2011 12:18 IST
Jagan Mohan Reddy

Congress MLAs and MLCs loyal to former party MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy today undertook a 'padayatra' from Indira Park here in support of the fast being held by him for the last six days on the tuition fees reimbursement issue.

"We have undertaken the 'padayatra' in protest against the Andhra Pradesh government's insensitive attitude on the demand for release of funds for the tuition fees reimbursement and Jagan's fast," Konda Surekha, a die-hard loyalist of Jagan, told reporters at the Assembly.

The Jagan supporters found fault with the state government for not holding talks or sending a representative to meet Jagan though his week-long fast entered the sixth day and he needed medical attention.

The government deputed ministers or other representatives when opposition leaders like Chandrababu Naidu and state BJP president G Kishan Reddy went on hunger strikes but it has a "revengeful" attitude towards Jagan, they alleged. The MLAs, loyal to Jagan, have been expressing their protest in the assembly on the fees reimbursement issue for the last few days by holding placards. About 20 MLAs, loyal to the former MP, have been calling on him during the last six days of his fast.

Meanwhile, policemen requested Jagan to call off his fast and take medical treatment as per doctors advice but he declined to do so.