Congress MP Y.s. Jagan Mohan Reddy who resumed his Odarpu Yatra in the villages of Srikakulam district on Friday said the values in politics have degenerated considerably in the recent times in Andhra Pradesh.
Jagan began his journey at Tekkali in the morning and unveiled a statue of his late father and former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy near the Railway gate in the town.
The Kadapa MP, who has been avoiding political or controversial speeches, thanked the people for the love and affection at a huge public meeting in Narasannapeta and said the values his father upheld are declining in the present times. Earlier, he unveiled a statue of YSR.
Former Minister Konathala Ramakrishna accompanied him. Earlier Jagan went to Kothapeta in Kotabomalli mandal and addressed a gathering of villagers. Jagan also went to Parlapadu village in Nandigama mandal in the wee hours to sympathise with the bereaved family of Nirmala who died immediately after learning about the death of YSR.
He visited Saravakota, Jalumuru and Polak in the Assembly constituency. On his way back at Bhairy Junction Jagan addressed a roadside gathering.
Commenting on the huge response to the Odarpu Yatra, TDP president N Chandrababu said in Hyderabad that the huge crowd is the result of `'money spent on the claque and the efforts made by the organisers.''