Jagan to meet Akhilesh, Mulayam for a united AP

Party sources said Jagan is scheduled to meet Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday in Chennai for the same reason.

A special CBI court on Tuesday granted permission to Jagan to go to the UP capital while it on Monday allowed his petition seeking permission to visit Chennai. Accordingly, he will tour both the places starting from Tuesday, Jagan’s counsel Ashok Reddy told a news agency.

Last month, the YSR Congress chief had met West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, urging her party to oppose the Telangana Bill in the Parliament and demanded it be withdrawn. He had also met Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik over the issue. Both the chief ministers have reportedly assured their support to the Kadapa MP.

The united Andhra Pradesh campaigner had also met key UPA leader and union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar and sought his support. He, however, was not given any assurance by the NCP chief. Though Jagan was granted bail on 23 September in a corruption case against him for which he was lodged in jail since last year, he was not allowed to go out of Hyderabad as a condition set by the court.

Subsequently, as directed by the court, he filed separate petitions seeking permission to visit other parts of the country to mobilise support ‘to keep the state undivided’.
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