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Jagan leaves for Delhi over Yatra issue

india Updated: May 30, 2010 23:12 IST
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Congress MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who has invited the displeasure of high command over his 'Odarpu Yatra', today left for New Delhi where he is expected to meet top party leaders.

Jagan, who has defied the high command's directive not to undertake the yatra, is expected to meet senior leaders over the issue, sources said.

Congress Core Committee member and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had made it clear yesterday that Jagan should call off his yatra as per the high command's directive.

The Congress central leadership had asked Jagan not to go ahead with his 'Odarpu Yatra' in Telangana in view of the surcharged atmosphere in the region.

Defying the directive, Jagan, however, embarked on the yatra on May 28. The tour was to console the families of those who allegedly committed suicide or died of shock over the death of his father Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.

Violence took place at Mahabubabad railway station ahead of Jagan's arrival, as Telangana supporters, who were opposing his visit, threw stones and clashed with the police.

Jagan would attend a meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance during his stay in Delhi, the sources added.