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Jagan fires salvo at Rosaiah

india Updated: Jul 12, 2010 00:07 IST

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Congress MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who has been critical of the party leadership for opposing his yatra, today came out against Chief Minister K Rosaiah about his eyeing the CM's post.

"Rosaiah reportedly said that I am in a hurry to become the chief minister, I am asking you, am I here to console or to ask for chief minister's post? I have come here to console. I do not understand why there is worry about the chief minister's post. I think we should be ashamed of this politics," Jagan said.

Rosaiah, who is opposed to the yatra, had told a TV channel that "he(Jagan) is a young boy with a lot of future. He needs proper advice. He can dream, aspire and try for the CM's post but there is a method to try and get it. It is not a post to be captured by doing something. Jaganmohan Reddy could have waited for sometime and staked his claim."

Rounding off his four-day yatra to the district, Jagan said at Ranasthalam,"When I started the yatra I thought local MLAs would also come with me. I do not understand why consoling is also politicised. Though the MLAs and MPs are not with me their hearts are here. They are sending their family members with me."

Son of late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajashekhara Reddy, a defiant Jaganmohan is continuing his controversial 'odarpu yatra'(condolence march) ignoring reservations voiced by the Congress leadership.

He started his day from Rajam in the district and met the family of D Narasimha Rao, who reportedly died of shock over the death of YSR, at Mushidivalasa village.

Criss-crossing the villages, he reached Nandiwada and Eccherla by evening. He unveiled the statues of YSR on the way.

Jagan will start his tour in East Godavari district tomorrow, for which MLAs from the district have openly announced their decision to support.

Despite reservations of the Congress high command on the yatra, two MLAs from East Godavari district said they will participate in the yatra.