Will YSR family pray together on July 8 at Idupulapaya?

Wed Jul 06 2022 17:01:03 GMT+0530 (IST)

Political watchers are eagerly awaiting July 8 to see if there is some rapprochement in the YSR family. July 8 is the birth anniversary of late YSR and there would be mass prayers at the Idupulapaya YSR ghat. It remains to be seen if AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, his sister YS Sharmila and mother YS Vijayamma would pray together.

In the last two family outings - last year's birth and death anniversaries of late YSR – YS Jagan and YS Sharmila prayed separately. They came at different times and YS Vijayamma accompanied YS Sharmila and not Jagan Mohan Reddy. This in itself was seen as a major political statement.  Last year, YS Vijayamma also organised a separate YSR memorial meeting in Hyderabad, where several fellow travellers and close associates of late YSR were present. YS Jagan skipped this meeting.

This time around, there is curiosity whether the siblings and mother would pray together. Both Jagan and Sharmila have charted their own political courses. While Jagan's politics are mainly focused on AP, Sharmila's YSRTP is active in Telangana. As of now, she is on a padayatra in Telangana.  Sources reveal that Vijayamma has been based in Hyderabad ever since Sharmila begun her padayatra.

Official sources say that Jagan will reach Idupulapaya on July 7 itself and will make an overnight stay. Both Sharmila and Vijayamma are also likely to reach Idupulapaya.  It remains to be seen whether the whole YSR family prays together or prays separately.  It may also be mentioned that the family has not been coming together even during Christmas.