Jagan, followers leave for Delhi to conduct one-day fast

Jagan, followers leave for Delhi to conduct one-day fast

Accompanied by a large number of farmers and leaders loyal to him, he left for the national capital by a special train from Secunderabad here this afternoon.

Jagan would undertake the fast at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on January 11, sources said.
The objective of his fast is to highlight farmers' plight who suffered heavily due to cyclones, untimely rains and floods over the last one year and possible adverse impact of the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal on the state.

The former Kadapa MP had held a 48-hour fast at Vijayawada last month demanding hike in compensation announced by the government for the rain-hit farmers.

Jagan took a break from his ongoing ‘odarpu yatra’ (tour for consoling the kin of those who died after the demise of his father former Chief Minister Y S Rajsekhara Reddy) in Visakhapatnam district to undertake the fast in Delhi.

Announcing his decision to hold the fast, Jagan said leaders who are supporting him would take part in his protest.Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy reportedly tried to persuade Jagan-loyalist MLAs and others not to take part in the fast in Delhi. Several MLAs had called on Jagan when he held the 48-hour fast in Vijayawada.