Senior Telangana Leader and Congress MLC K R Amos on Thursday stated that former chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy launched the popular welfare schemes for the benefit of poor and Backward Classes with the sanction of and financial help from the Centre.
Continuing his vitriolic against the former Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy, Mr Amos told media persons at Media Point on CLP Office that YSR had launched and continued these schemes by staying in the party and being loyal to the High Command. He said that Mr Jaganmohan Reddy’s Odarpu Yatra would serve no purpose except creating excitement at the spot only for a few hours.
Reacting on the resignation of Mr Jaganmohan Reddy from his Lok Sabha seat and primary membership of the party, he said the former Kadapa MP could have raised people’s problems by staying in the party. “Mr Jaganmohan Reddy could have effectively solved the problems of people by staying in the party,” he said. Mr Amos had been Mr Jaganmohan Reddy’s ardent critic ever since he had announced the Odarpu Yatra.
Instead of installing statues of YSR by taking out the Odarpu yatra in various districts, Mr Jaganmohan Reddy could do more good for the people by supporting the Congress party and the government and work towards continuing the former chief minister’s schemes, he said.
Mr Amos added that now that Mr Jaganmohan Reddy had resigned and charged the state government of neglecting his father’s pet schemes, he should find a way of implementing the same schemes.