Sharmila completes 1,000 kms of padayatra

Published: 19th February 2013 08:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th February 2013 08:34 AM   |  A+A-

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YSR Congress leader Sharmila on Monday completed 1,000 km marathon walk as part of her Maro Prajaprastanam padayatra.

Sharmila crossed 1,000 km on the 70th day when she reached Kondrapolu village in Nalgonda district. She garlanded the statue of her father late YS Rajasekhara Reddy to mark the occasion.

Addressing a public meeting, Sharmila said that her padayatra was not for records or celebrations and it was to understand the people’s problems.

Sharmila maintained that she had visited hundreds of villages but everywhere she was moved by the tears of people and their untold miseries.

She started her padayatra at Idupulapaya in Kadapa district on October 18. Party leaders organised blood donation camps to mark the occasion.  Meanwhile police had to resort to minor lathicharge to disperse the surging crowd when another leader of the party Chevireddy Bhasker Reddy organised saree distribution programme to women at Kondrapole village to mark the occasion. Women jostled and pushed each other to get the sarees.

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