Jagan meets Cong leaders, offers to quit LS seat

Jagan meets Cong leaders, offers to quit LS seat

The son of late chief minister Y S R Reddy, on Monday, met Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and AICC’s AP incharge Veerappa Moily, who had asked the young MP to refrain from the yatra.

He is slated to call on Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who two days ago had said that Reddy’s defiance would invite disciplinary action. Gandhi is yet to give the Kadapa MP an appointment.

Speaking to reporters earlier in the day, Reddy, who went on the yatra to console the families of those who either died or allegedly committed suicide after hearing the news of his father’s death, said he was ready to “quit from Lok Sabha if anyone proved that he had made political statements during his tour”.

Noting that “no one can stop me from going ahead with the yatra”, the 37-year old MP said: “It is my duty and moral responsibility. I went to Khammam district some time back and I met 54 families there. Never had I made a single political statement. You can check the tapes...”

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