Sharmila's Odarpu Yatra in Telangana

YS Sharmila will complete her brother YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s unfinished Odarpu Yatra in Telangana state.

Published: 09th October 2014 06:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th October 2014 09:15 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: YS Sharmila will complete her brother YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s unfinished Odarpu Yatra in Telangana state.

Sharmila, who will be in-charge of the affairs of the party in Telangana, will visit the families of those who died in the wake of the death of YSR in in 2009 and commiserate with them.

Though Jagan Mohan Reddy wanted to visit the families in Telangana as part of his Odarpu Yatra, he could not do it. His first attempt in May 2010 to enter Warangal district at Mahabubabad met with resistance from TRS and the YSR leader was arrested even before he arrived in the town. Later he did not undertake the yatra and concentrated only in Andhra and Rayalaseema regions.

The decision that Sharmila will undertake the Odarpu Yatra was taken at the party’s Telangana state committee meeting held here  on Wednesday.

‘’There are a number admirers of late YS Rajasekhar Reddy. They still remember what he had done for them,” Sharmila said at the meeting. At the meeting where Khammam MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy was appointed president of the state unit of the party, Jagan said that YSRC was a force to reckon with going by the number of votes it had polled.

Jagan Mohan Reddy said: “In politics, like in a film, a major part of the show is always dominated by the villain. But later towards the end of the film, it is the hero who turns the table against him,” he said.

He said his reply to those who have doubts over whether the party would remain in Telangana is: “If you want to fight a war, you have to have courage. If you have it, God will be with you.”

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