The dinner hosted by AICC incharge of AP affairs Veerappa Moily for the Andhra Pradesh MPs at his residence in New Delhi evoked a lot of curiosity among the media as well as political observers, as he was expected to take a class for the MPs, asking them not to violate the party discipline, in the wake of Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s revolt against the high command by taking out Odarpu Yatra.
Everybody was interested to know what Moily would tell Jagan at the dinner meeting and how the latter would react. The dinner started at around 8.30 pm and Jagan arrived right on dot. However, even before the dinner actually commenced and Moily had any talk with him, Jagan excused himself from the dinner, stating that he had received a call from Pranab Mukherjee and that he was going without having the dinner. He straightaway went to Pranab’s house and spent more than an hour there. But he has not disclosed what has transpired at the meeting.
Political observers say Pranab might have made last ditch efforts to rein in Jagan and advise him to follow Sonia’s orders. It is doubtful whether it had any impact on Jagan.