Jagan to undertake foot march across AP from October 27

Amaravati: YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy will undertake a foot march across Andhra Pradesh from October 27 with his eyes clearly set on the 2019 state election.

The ‘padayatra’ would begin from Idupulapaya in his native Kadapa district and culminate at Itchapuram in Srikakulam district.

“I will undertake the 3,500 km ‘padayatra’ for six months beginning October 27, covering the nook and corner of the state,” Jagan said today at the two-day plenary of his party at Nagarjuna Nagar.

“I want to build confidence in people that once I come to power, I will set everything right and take good care of them,” he said.

Jagan’s father, late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, had walked his way to power in 2004 after undertaking a 1600-km foot march in the then undivided Andhra Pradesh in 2003.

Even Telugu Desam Party president Chandrababu Naidu had covered a distance of over 2600-km by foot in 2013 in then undivided state.

Now, Jagan will be following in their footsteps to try his luck in the 2019 state polls.

Though elections in Andhra Pradesh are scheduled to be held only in April-May 2019, many YSRC top leaders feel that the polls may take place within a year.