Hyderabad, May 16, 2013: Smt. Y.S. Sharmila, who has been undertaking Maro Praja Prasthanam Padayatra on behalf of the incarcerated YSR Congress chief Sri Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, has reached yet another milestone in her walkathon by completing the distance of 2000 km today.
Though the Padayatra is not aimed at achieving records, she attained the distinction of being the country’s first woman to have completed walking the 2000 km distance when she had stepped into the village Ravikampdu in West Godavari District accompanied by a battery of party leaders including its honourary president Smt. Y.S. Vijayamma.
During the course of her walkathon which she had launched on Oct 18 last at Idupulapaya in YSR District with a mission of exposing the anti-people policies of the Congress Government and the politics of conspiracy by the Congress and TDP against the YSRCP chief, Smt. Sharmila has effectively brought the memories of the late legendary leader Dr. YSR back to people as she listened to women folk, farmers, labourers, students, children and others and addressed them throughout.
The Padayatra of Smt. Sharmila has attained a unique identity of sorts and attracted the attention of the nation as the walkathon has been interlocked with innumerable number of Rachchabanda interactions and scheduled and impromptu public meetings during its entire course.
Smt. Sharmila began her mission at a time when the state was witnessing the pre-2004 situation that prompted Dr. YSR to launch his historic Praja Prasthanam Padayatra to assess the people’s problems left unattended by the then Chandrababu Naidu regime.
Not surprisingly, people, who volunteered in thousands to grace her public meetings and Rachchabanda interactions, poured out their innumerable grievances caused by the watering down of the YSR-introduced welfare schemes by the Kiran Kumar Reddy-led congress Government.
Smt. Sharmila on her part grossly succeeded in boosting up the morale and confidence of the crestfallen people by assuring them that all their problems would be solved when the YSRCP assumed power under the leadership of Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy who would bring back the YSR’s Welfare Raj.