Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who is being projected as the next chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, left for Hyderabad today, two days after his father Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was laid to rest in Kadapa.
Accompanied by his mother Vijayalakshmi and sister Sharmila, he left by a helicopter.
Though the Congress high command has sought to restrain his supporters from openly campaigning for making him the next chief minister, his presence in Hyderabad is expected to again galvanise the drive.
Meanwhile, a multi-religious prayer meeting to condole the death of Rajasekhara Reddy was held at the state Congress headquarter, Gandhi Bhavan, in Hyderabad.
Interim Chief Minister K Rosaiah, PCC President D Srinivas, former Chief Minister Janardhan Reddy, Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy and Rajya Sabha member T Subbirami Reddy were among those present on the occasion.