Continuing the diatribe on TDP and Congress, YS Vijyamma has said YSR struck a balance between development and welfare and the state has prospered during his term while it reeled under despair during the TDP rule and period after his death and appealed to the people to vote for YSRCP which will put the clock of development back to its precision under the leadership of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Addressing a large gathering here on Monday, she said: “elections to the municipalities MPTCs and ZPTCs would lay foundation to the decisive mandate we would be getting in the general elections. Vote for fan symbol to extend your gratitude to the YSR welfare schemes which benefited people of all regions and reiterated that Jagan’s victory is your victory and your victory is the victory of YSR ideals.”
Listing out the welfare measures taken up by YSR, she said Jagan will continue the legacy as he has been with the people and has directed us to take up people’s issues while he was in jail. Aarogyasri, fees reimbursement, pavala vaddi , old age pensions and housing were the welfare measures taken up by YSR who has balanced it with development of infrastructure, Jalayagnam and the like.
TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu, who was chief minister for nine years, ran the state like a corporate house and his schemes benefitted only his party cadre while all sections of people were taxed heavily.
He had poor opinion on agriculture and made uncharitable remarks on farmers and closed down profit making industries rendering 50,000 government employees jobless. Now, the same person is going around promising that he would give free power and waive agriculture loans and provide employment to one person per family.
The contrast speaks of his raw opportunism. The state has seen how he has done away with the three main promises of NTR by lifting prohibition and setting up of cheap liquor outlets (belt shops), defusing the subsidized power to farmers and putting spokes in the Rs 2-a-kg rice scheme.
The man who was in public life for over three decades now says that he will waive all agriculture loans. This is not a state subject, it should be done by Centre and his promise is only a mirage like his earlier poll promises.
Free education and Rs 5,000 fixed deposit to a girl child, cycles, scholarships, advanced equipment to artisans, he had promised numerous sops covering all sections of the society but hardly fulfilled one.
“Such a character now is on the prowl before polls promising moon. His history of going back on his promise is well established. He is repeating what YSR has done earlier, more so, he has ridiculed every scheme he is now promising when YSR had assured, free power being one glaring example.
He spoke ill of farmers and has a low opinion on agriculture. If he had been so sincere why did he not implement at least one of the schemes while he was chief minister? This simpleton is now parroting YSR words while he ridiculed them earlier”, she said.
He has been on a Save Congress mode all the time to shield himself from the corruption charges he is facing in IMG and other deals. His nine-year term was littered with the Telgi stamp paper, food for work and other scams, she said.
Training her guns on Congress, she said, Congress government has diluted all the schemes of YSR and Kiran Kumar Reddy has emulated Naidu in governance by increasing power tariff and increasing RTC buses charges.
Congress-BJP-TDP nexus has been responsible for the division of the state while YSRCP has done its best to stall the division. Kiran Kumar Reddy, who helped the high command in expediting the division of the state has clinched to the post till the last moment and now came out to float a new party and blow his own trumpet of being the champion of Samaikyandhra.
Give me 27 MPs and I will reunite the state says Krian Kumar Reddy. Of the 33 MPs three came out to join our Party while there were 30 MPs but still the division could not be stopped by him.
“There would be no takers to his argument as his conduct was dubious throughout the division process,” she said.
If he was so sincere, he should have had quit when the decision of dividing the state was taken but his every move looks shady and seems to be prompted by external some force.
We have undergone turmoil during the past four years and it was your support that kept us going and I hope we will get the same support with a thumping mandate to see YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at the helm of affairs to carry out the manifesto of YSR, she said.