People pave Sharmila’s path with flowers

Published: 21st October 2012 11:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2012 12:00 PM   |  A+A-

YSR Congress Party leader Sharmila walked 13 km on the third day of her Maro Praja Prasthanam padayatra in the Puilvendula Assembly constituency in Kadapa district on Saturday.

Her day’s march began at Bhummaiahgaripalle where villagers paved half a kilometre stretch of the road with two tonnes of flowers and hundreds of women lined the road on both sides holding harati plates to welcome her.

When Sharmila visited the withered cotton fields in the village, people complained to the daughter of their favourite leader YS Rajasekhara Reddy that their crops withered away as the government failed to supply power. Villagers of Bhumaiahgaripalle and nearby Rachakuntapalle complained that the government had acquired their lands five years ago for a uranium-mining project by promising them employment but it did not materialise. Sharmila said justice would be done in “Rajannna Rajyam” which the YSRCP was trying to usher in. Addressing farmers at Bhumaiahgaripalle, Sharimla said that all the problems of the farming community would be addressed if Jagananna came to power in the state.

On a 3,000-km-long padayatra from Idupulapaya to Itchapuram, Sharmila has walked for 43 km so far in first three days.


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