Vastavam web: Jagan padayatra started in the month of November 2017, and so far he covered more than 2,600 km. YSRCP Chief managed to complete his ongoing Praja Sankalpa Yatra in the district of East Godavari. More than the merits, he bagged huge demerits which affect his party. The moment Jagan entered West Godavari, the party cadre tried its best to gather people from the nearby towns and villages to appear it grand.
Despite his stunning walk along with many hundreds of YSRCP supporters on the Rail cum Road bridge of Rajahmundry, Jagan failed to gather crowds in and around the city of Rajamahendravaram. In later stages, his rival parties TDP ridiculed his Padha Yatra as fewer people appeared around him. It is during this East Godavari tour, YSRCP chief Jagan fired salvos on Pawan Kalyan and he made personal comments on Pawan Kalyan and said Pawan Kalyan has four wives and doesn’t have any moral values. Pawan Kalyan has strong fan base in Godavari districts and Jagan’s comments drew ire from people.
Again, Jagan made one more self goal on Kapu reservations during his tour in EG district. As soon as Jagan entered EG district, Kapu youth asked Jagan to spell his stand on Kapu reservations and they showed placards. But Jagan moved on without responding to them. Then finally he announced that he will not be able to assure on Kapu reservations as it is in the purview of Union government. After seeing strong negative response from Kapu community and not garnering any support from BC’s for this announcement, Jagan made another U-turn and told he is committed to Kapu reservations. Jagan changing stand within couple of days earned him lot of criticism. This shows that he has less craze in the Godavari districts compared to other regions of Andhra Pradesh. Overall, Jagan’s tour in East Godavari district brought him more damage than any tour in any other district in the state.