YSR Congress party chief Jagan’s padyatra is yielding some results. YSR Congress was not in good shape when he began his padyatra. The resignations of party MLAs, their tirade against Jagan and the doubts being raised on Jagan’s leadership had left the party leaders in a fix. There was also a thought whether they have to wait for power for another five years. That’s why in the programmes called by the party, the leaders were attending as a mere formality.
Jagan launched his prajasankalpa padyatra on November 6 last year. It has completed five months. Jagan has completed padyatra in Kadapa, Kurnool, Anantapur, Chittoor, Prakasam and Guntur districts. It appears he has managed to lift the self-confidence of the party leaders in five months. The despair which was there five months ago is not there now. On a call given by Jagan, the party organized programmes in all constituencies for special status to the state.
Not just organizing the programmes but there is clear feeling among the leaders that the party will come to power. Party leaders are responding immediately to any call by Jagan. The situation is same from Sikkolu to Anantapur. At some places, rallies were organized for special status without a call given for the same. Party leaders say this is the evidence that their confidence in the leadership has gone up. YSR Congress headquarters is receiving reports that not just the top leaders but even the second-rung leaders are working hard to strengthen the party.
While on one side Jagan padyatra has somewhat improved the party position, on the other series of developments have increased the hype. It is being said that moving no-confidence motion against the central government, the resignation of five MPs and their indefinite fast are all working in favour of the party. Thus Jagan has infused enthusiasm among party leaders. Wherever Jagan is doing padyatra, leaders are lining up for him. After meeting Jagan once, several leaders are returning to their respective constituencies. YSR Congress leaders say Jagan has thus turned the situation in favour of the party in these five months.