Despite party chief Sonia Gandhi's opposition to it, Jagan has announced his decision to go ahead with the yatra, scheduled to begin on Jul 8.
This comes after his meeting with Sonia Gandhi on Jun 29 in New Delhi to seek her permission to hold the tour. But the UPA chairperson voiced disapproval over the Kadapa MP's ideas.
In an open letter to the people, the Lok Sabha MP said, "We explained to her (Sonia Gandhi) the need to resume the yatra to console the family members of those who died following the death of my father (Y S R Reddy). She did not cite any specific reason but did not appear to be favourably inclined over resuming the yatra."
He informed that in the meeting the Congress chief had suggested that he could arrange for the assembling of the affected families at one place so that he could console them and also offer financial aid.
"But my mother pointed out that it is not a good tradition to call them instead of my going there for consoling. She reminded Sonia Gandhi that she had come to Hyderabad to console us after the death of my father," Jagan added.