In a major embarrassment to the YSR Congress president, Mr Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, a woman, who lost her husband after hearing former chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy’s death, declined his condolences through the Odarpu Yatra.
Ms G. Rajamma lost her husband, a staunch Congress activist, G. Srinivasulu of Budhavarapeta in Kurnool due to a heart attack after hearing the news of YSR’s demise in September, 2009.
However, the minister for minor irrigation, Mr T.G. Venkatesh, provided monetary help to the family.
Ms Rajamma told mediapersons that there was no need for Mr Jagan to console her family and that she would have accepted Mr Jagan’s condolences if he was still a Congress leader. Deccan Chronicle