VISAKHAPATNAM: YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday launched the party’s poll campaign from Narsipatnam in Visakhapatnam district.
Elections to AP assembly and Parliament are not a fight between two parties, but between ‘dharma’ and ‘adharma’, said Reddy.
He addressed back-to-back public meetings in Narsipatnam and Denkada. Reddy said he was fighting against a cunning wolf and asked people to cast their votes for ‘fan’ to usher in a change in governance.
“I request the public not to fall for Rs 3,000, which will be distributed by TDP leaders for each vote in the coming polls,” said Jagan.
Indirectly referring to the popular dialogue “I've listened to you, I'll be there for you,” from ‘Yatra’, a biopic made on the life of former chief minister and his father Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, Jaganmohan said he had seen and heard the problems of the public of all the 13 districts throughout his 3,600-km padayatra. “Now I promise all the families of Andhra Pradesh , who have been waiting for a helping hand with bated breath, I've listened to you and I'll be there for you’,” said Jaganmohan Reddy.
Explaining components of YSRC manifesto, Jagan said there would be a complete change in the style of functioning of government schools if YSRC was voted to power. “There would be no cap on fee reimbursement of students. Farmers will be provided with right support price for their produce. All government vacancies will be filled through regular notifications. The financial position of women and the SC/ST communities will be uplifted by providing them with interest-free loans. Top priority will be given to irrigation projects and each government scheme will be extended to every eligible beneficiary irrespective of their political party affiliation. Local youth will be provided with 70% jobs in local industries,” he said.
Jagan alleged that chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who earlier claimed that the special category status was not a panacea and felicitated BJP leaders for giving the special financial package to Andhra Pradesh, later took a U-turn.
“Why is Naidu so hesitant to launch a CBI inquiry into the murder of my uncle YS Vivekananda Reddy? All the special investigation teams appointed by the state government only act at the behest of Naidu,” said Jagan. Reddy said the TDP government failed in delivering all his poll promises, from waiving farmers’ loans and DWCRA groups to providing employment opportunities and doling out unemployment allowance.
Elections to Andhra Pradesh assembly and Parliament are not a fight between two parties, but between dharma and adharma. I request the public not to fall for Rs 3,000, which will be distributed by TDP leaders for each vote in the coming elections