Amaravati: Attributing the landslide victory in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to the good governance of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, YSRCP has said that the resolute mandate reflects the endorsement of people.The groundswell of support is an acknowledgment of policies of the Government and has blown the Opposition away even before it could feel the wind.
Speaking to media at multiple locations YSRCP leaders said AP CM YA Jagan's welfare schemes and adherance to promises had blunted the false propaganda of the Opposition.
Government Advisor (Public Affairs) Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy said people have blessed YSRCP with an overwhelming mandate as they trust the welfare activities initiated by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in the last twenty months. Terming the ULB results as people's victory, Sajjala thanked the people of the state for their trust in Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. He said people had voted for YSRCP in 2019 with 'hope' as they were fed up with Naidu and the GP and ULB vote is positive and performance-based. He said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy didn't campaign for ULB elections, did not conduct any press conference, didn't release any video message seeking votes as he was confident that performance fetches votes, as it did.
He slammed Naidu for cursing people of the state before elections and leaving for Hyderabad on the day of results jumping the ship and deserting his cadre.
YSRCP General Secretary and MP Vijayasai Reddy expressed gratitude for the immense support of the people in the ULB elections and said the results had taught a lesson to TDP which had been claiming that YSRCP doesn't have a grip in urban areas and added that there is no doubt that people will support the governance of YSRCP for another 25 years. He recalled the allegations of TDP on EVMs in the 2019 general elections and said the ballot voting in ULB elections has also has given landslide victories to YSRCP.
Municipal Administration Minister Botsa Satyanarayana said, YSRCP had won with an absolute majority in all the municipalities except one municipality each in YSR Kadapa and Anantapur districts. Though the TDP won 12 wards and YSRCP won 11 wards in Mydukur municipality, the YSRCP candidate will become Chairperson with Ex Officio votes. He said the absolute mandate in ULB elections has proved the fact that the people in urban areas also endorsed the transparent, non-corrupt, dedicated governance of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. He said the YSRCP government has released a welfare calendar and strictly implemented it.
He also added that Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh used abusive language, tried to provoke people, tried to politicize Amaravati and Vizag Steel plant, yet people voted for YSRCP as they had lost people's trust. He said YSRCP Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will decide the candidates for Chairpersons and Mayors to Municipalities and Corporations.
Hailing Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for his governance which resulted in a clean sweep of ULB elections, APIIC Chairperson RK Roja said it is only possible for the Chief Minister to gain such a huge trust from people. She said people from Srikakulam to Chittoor have voted for YSRCP in the same manner. She slammed Chandrababu Naidu and Pawan Kalyan for scooting to Hyderabad and suggested them to confine themselves to that place.
MLA Ambati Rambabu came down heavily on Chandrababu for provoking the people of Guntur and Vijayawada and said the absolute mandate in ULB elections is proof of the fact that people have accepted and supported decentralized development and the concept of three capitals. He said the municipal manifesto released by Naidu nor his false propaganda saved TDP in ULB elections and people trusted the integrity of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Terming Pawan Kalyan and Nara Lokesh as tourists to Andhra Pradesh, the MLA recalled that they had publicized about having a good lead in panchayat elections as they were held without party symbols and went silent for ULB elections as they were held with party symbols. Ambati asserted that YSRCP would continue the trend and clean sweep in the upcoming ZPTC, MPTC elections, and also Tirupati bypolls.