Yatra not for CM post, says Jagan

Congress MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who has been critical of the party leadership for opposing his yatra, has come out against Chief Minister K Rosaiah about his eyeing the Chief Minister’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 some time and staked his claim," he said.

Rounding off his four-day yatra to the district, Jagan said at Ranasthalam on Sunday,"…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.(PTI)

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