The Kadapa MP, Mr Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, left the commemoration meeting for the departed Congress leader, Koneru Ranga Rao, before the Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah, arrived.
Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy left for Gannavaram airport 10 minutes after the arrival of the Chief Minister. Though the two leaders spent about 15 minutes in the airport, they did not speak with each other. Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy left for Bengaluru later.
Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy reached the city by Narsapur Express at 5 am and rushed to a local hotel. He visited the Kanaka Durgamma temple at 9.15 am and had left at 11.40 am from the Gudavalli village.
Meanwhile, Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy’s proposed Vodarpu (consolation) yatra from April 2 has sparked off a controversy even before it began, particularly from Congress leaders hailing from the Telangana region.
The Congress MPs, Mr V. Hanumantha Rao and Mr Madhu Yashki Goud, have reportedly complained to the party high command that Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy’s yatra in Telangana at this juncture will unnecessarily lead to troubles when the situation across the region is now under control. Apart from these MPs, the former Union minister, Ms Renuka Chowdary, has reportedly met the high command leaders in Delhi and complained against the tour in Khammam district as some party leaders who were expelled were organising the tour.
The Nizamabad MP, Mr Madhu Yashki, told the media on Sunday that it would be better if Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy confines his tour to the coastal Andhra area.