YS Sharmila embark padayatra in Telangana
Sharmila is following the footsteps of her father Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, he has conducted many padayatra to attain power in undivided padayatra. In 2003 Reddy has conducted padayatra and came to power in next year's Assemblye elections held to undivided Andhra Pradesh.
Hyderabad: Aiming to attain power in Telangana State, Y.S. Sharmila, daughter of undivided Andhra Pradesh's late chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy has set off on a 4,000-padayatra across Telangana on Wednesday.
Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy has embarked similar rally in 2003, the following year he came to power with a landslide victory. Sharmila has started her Yatra on Wednesday, decided to embark on 4000 km padayatra in the state, decided to cover 12-15 km every day. Her single point agenda is the ‘unpopular and family’ politics of Telangana Rashtra Samithi in from the power.
Recently Sharmila has launched the YSR Telangana party and announced padayatra across the state. She alleged that only Chandrashekar Rao has benefited from forming the Telangana party. In the last seven years, more than 7000 farmers have committed suicide, many people have lost jobs during the Covid pandemic. 1.90 lakh jobs that were to be notified never happened, she alleged.
YSR Telangana Party leader had taken a 3,000-kilometre foot march in 2013 when her brother Jagan Mohan Reddy was in jail. His party, the YSR Congress, which is in power in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, has distanced itself from the political activity of Sharmila.
Ms Sharmila, however, has found the backing of her mother, who in fact flagged off the foot march on October 20 and also appealed to the public to support Ms Sharmila as a daughter of Telangana.
During padayatra, Ms Sharmila has been interacting with villagers in person and hearing their grievances. She also hit out both Congress and BJP, are being handed in glove with ruling TRS.
"The BJP says they have evidence of corruption against the TRS leaders but won't make it public. The Congress leader (Revanth Reddy) calls our party an NGO. Yes, we are not-for-profit and here to serve. Whereas that leader was caught in an act of corruption," she countered.