In the process he is able to change atleast some peoples mindset as they are feeling now how Babu at this age, caring for his health. However those who comes to know about Babu’s hitech yatra, will be stunned and many feel that with such facilities, one can keep on going on yatras without missing any luxiries.
Babu’s yatra special has 6 long AC buses, special cooks for him and to the top of it since he is a diabetic, every one hour he will be having light digestable tiffin. Every day he walks only for two hours and now since summer started, he changed his schedule only to evenings. Officials have taken entire care to water all the roads before Babu steps out to walk and if that is not possible they cover them with red carpets.
No other Indian politician till now used such techniques for padayatra and Babu is showing them the way for successful yatra. It is a different matter that when late YSR took on Yatra, farmers and daily laborers used to run to speak to him. However Babu’s approach is different and if anyone wish to speak to him, they would be trained and then allowed to speak in front of media for publicity.
It has to be seen whether his hitech yatra bring in desired dividends.