Jagan asks Naidu to implement his promises

23 Jun, 2014 13:23 IST|Sakshi
Jagan asks Naidu to implement his promises

In his lengthy maiden speech in the AP assembly, Leader of the Opposition Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy asked TDP government to implement all its poll promises including the farm loan waiver immediately.

Participating in the debate on the motion of thanks to the speech of Governor Narasimhan on  Monday, Jagan Mohan Reddy said the farmers in the state are deeply worried as the much expected farm loan waiver has not yet come to them.

“The farmers in the state believed that Chandrababu would announce loan waiver immediately after taking oath as CM with a fond hope of launching their Khariff operations in time. But with Naidu adopting delaying tactics through committees on the issue, the farmers are now worried that they may be taken for a ride by Chandrababu Naidu who may pass the buck on to the Centre for his failure to implement it,” Jagan Mohan Reddy said in his spirited and impressive address.

While the handloom weavers and DWCKRA women are also eagerly waiting for their loans to be waived, 14 lakh students are also looking forward for their fee reimbursement, he said.

Quoting from the election manifesto of the TDP extensively and referring to the party’s poll promises, ,Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the Government to implement the TDP promises on hiked pensions for the differently abled, widows and the old,  monthly allowance of Rs.2000 to the jobless and free education form KG to PG.

Jagan Mohan Reddy also reminded the Government that people are suffering in the rural areas with a 15-hour power cut. “I call upon you to set right the power situation immediately,” he asked the Government.

Recalling the TDP advertisements on job creations that said ‘Jobs will come along with Naidu’,  Jagan Mohan Reddy said thousands of people are on the verge of losing their jobs in the state let alone think of people getting new jobs with Naidu's arrival as CM.

“Termination notices were served on 24,000 model farmers, 9000 field assistants working in the NREGS, 3600 employees of the Housing Construction Corporation and 700 employees working in Jalayagnam schemes,” he said , taking a dig at Naidu’s promise on giving job to a person in each and every household in the state.

Defends YSR regime

Objecting to the part of the Governor’s speech that faulted the YSR regime for the state’s poor economic health, Jagan Mohan Reddy said economy fared better during the YSR regime than in Chandrababu regime.

While the growth rate was 5.72 per cent when Chandrababu stepped down as CM, it went up to 8.23 during YSR regime as against a national average of 7.56 per cent, he said quoting from the official records.    “As per the human index, AP fell down to 10th position from 9th position during 2001 when Naidu was at the helm,” he said adding that the gross per capita income went up to Rs.89, 214 in YSR regime from Rs. 25, 321 in Naidu period. As the debt ratio in the GDP came down to 22.4 per cent in YSR period from a whopping 32.4 per cent in Naidu régime, the number of ration card holders went up to 2 Cr 35 lakh from 1 Cr 20 lakh,” Jagan Mohan Reddy said to prove his point that economy fared well during YSR regime than during Naidu period.

He strongly objected to TDP member Dhulipalla Narendra referring to YSR earlier in his speech blaming him for the present state of affairs.




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