Yuvajana Shramika Rythu (YSR) Congress Party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was looking forward to his padayatra, a survey which the young dynamic politician wanted to take up to check the atrocities faced by people throughout his constituency and focus on the needs of the poor in deprived areas. He had decided to take up the six-month-long padayatra on the birth anniversary of his father late YS Rajasekhar Reddy who was two-time Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
The Padayatra which is said to begin from November 2nd was postponed from October 27th to the decided date; the reason cited for it, according to sources was an astrologer’s prediction which suggested the party president delay his yatra if he wants to be successful in his political career.
The yatra aims at covering rural areas and digging the problems faced by the minorities with an assurance of getting the issues resolved as soon as YSR comes to power. This yatra is of similar sorts as of his father, when he rose to popularity by conducting a self-survey of his area and further helping the people with their problems.
The yatra was postponed on Monday, reportedly rescheduled on November 2. The Padayatra is a big affair and there are religious sentiments attached to it, the reason why Rajasekhar Reddy is being patient with it. Sources say the desired results wouldn’t have been into effect if the yatra began on the date decided earlier as per the prediction of an astrologer close to the family.
Jagan is currently the opposition leader in Andhra Pradesh and was arrested illegal assets case by CBI in May 2012 before being released in September 2013. His court proceedings can interfere in the Padayatra proceedings.
His father YS Rajasekhara Reddy died in a helicopter crash in September 2009, and the Padayatra is being conducted in memories of the Congress leader who led Congress party to a second consecutive term in power before passing away.
Jagan however, formed a new party YSR Congress after quitting Congress in 2010.