Chandrababu Naidu has always tried to maintain his HiTech image ignoring ground realities, while YSR had envisaged a welfare state, in which BCs, minorities, students, women, farmers weavers, artisans and other sections of the people cutting across party and regional barriers were be benefitted immensely, YS Vijayamma has said.
“Chandrababu Naidu has diverted funds of BC Welfare Corporation to the welfare of his party cadre and the artisans were left in the lurch. On the other hand, weaker sections were the maximum beneficiaries of YSR welfare schemes in all the regions,” she said addressing a road show meeting at Dhone on Sunday.
The BC Corporation was made defunct by Chandrababu Naidu as the major chunk of funds went into the pockets of TDP leaders and cadre while the poor artisans were left high and dry with crumbs. YSR’s Aarogyasri has brought quality medicare within the reach of the weaker sections and they were provided treatment and had undergone surgeries free of cost in corporate hospitals.
The old age pension, which was just Rs 70 during the nine year tenure of Chandrababu Naidu, was increased to Rs 200 by YSR. Under the TDP rule, pensions were restricted to a fixed number per village under quota system but YSR has changed it and gave pension to every eligible person, she said.
Chandrababu Naidu has never kept his word and poll promises were conveniently disregarded after the elections but YSR has fulfilled all the poll promises. The despair of famers, who were driven to suicides and indebtedness by the harsh measures of Chandrbabau Naidu, got redressed by YSR by his waiver of power dues, waiver of agriculture loans and interest besides taking up the ambitious Jalayagnam project which is providing water to this region as well.
Naidu on the other hand believed that agriculture was a waste and passed snide remarks on the suicides of farmers and weavers. The various other schemes of YSR include empowerment of women though pavala vaddi, Abhaya Hastham, fees reimbursement and Rs 2 kg rice. During his five years of rule, he did not increase the prices or imposed any fresh taxes.
“You have seen the golden rule of YSR the dark days before his term and turbulent times after his death. You are the best judges to spell out your opinion by casting your vote in the ensuing elections to the municipal, mandal, zilla parishad, assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has emulated his father in the welfare measures and has promised to provide free education to two children in each family, increase old age pension to Rs 700, setting up of a Market Stablisation Fund, waiving loans of DWACRA groups and decentralization of administration. I appeal you to vote of YSRCP fan symbol to bring in YSR good governance,” she said.
Both Chandrababau Naidu and Kiran Kumar Reddy have helped the Congress high command in dividing the state while we opposed it tooth and nail. Now they will also come to you seeking votes. Naidu is making tall promises like loan waiver which is over 1.27 lakh cores which is equal to the state budget. Loans cannot be waived by a state government. It should be done by the Centre. YSR made it by pursuing the Centre and it was done on a national scale.
If Naidu says that he can waive the loans, he is telling lies and trying to fool people. He is crippled after his party has tasted a series of defeats in the by-elections and he is always looking for tie-ups as his public image is very low.
He is always snobbish with his HiTech image and never bothered about ground realities but when election comes, he returns to people taking the help of other Parties as the people are in a position to believe him.
“I assure you that YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will continue the linage of YSR in terms of welfare and development and request you to cast your vote in favour of YSRCP candidates in all the elections.”