But ‘Padayatra’ (Foot March) is not a new phenomena in Andhra Politics. In the recent history the late Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy had created history by walking about 1500 km from Chevella in RR district to Ichchapuram in Srikakulam district. And his ‘Maha Prasthanam’ successfully brought Congress party back to power in united Andhra Pradesh after a gap of 10 years. The present Chief Minister of the AP State and TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu and YSRCP women leader and YSR’s daughter Sharmila too walked miles and miles on political path, with limited or no impact when compared with YSR Maha Prasthanam.
In this backdrop, it was speculated that Jagan Reddy who is pinning all his hopes on Special Category Status issue, will go for walkathon after parliament budget session, to keep the SCS cup boiling.