Continuing the diatribe, Ys Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu can stoop to any level and promise moon as this is going to be his last election and appealed to the people to elect a leader who has credibility, honesty and who is known for keeping election promises.
“Chandrababu Naidu is desperate and is languishing in frustration which is prompting him to dole out impracticable promises though his dreaded past haunts him. Promising anything and everything before elections and forgetting them after polls has been his nature which was why he was rejected by the people since 2004.
I have inherited the qualities of YSR who stood as a model chief minister in the country in carrying out welfare measures and putting economy on the development track. I will continue his line of approach and reach out to all sections of people,” he said while addressing a public meeting here on Monday and appealed to the people to vote for YSRCP fan symbol to bring in a welfare state.
Naidu has been promising to provide one job per family unmindful of the fact that there are 3.5 crore families in the state and in the 60 year period after independence only 20 lakh jobs were provided till now. His deceit is more pronounced when he says this as he was the person who has closed down 65 PSUs in the name of disinvestment and rendered 26,000 workers jobless. His government was very harsh when Anganwadi employees were on strike to increase their pay.
He is promising to waive agriculture and DWACRA loans which account for Rs 1.5 lakh crores. This is impossible and he is only trying to fool people as the annual revenue of the state is only 1.25 lakh crores. He has been of the habit of promising everything before polls and forgetting them after elections.
He has done away with the Rs 2 kg rice and increased its price to Rs 5.25, he has scrapped prohibition and encouraged belt shops. He has grabbed power from NTR through backdoor and is now invoking his name for elections.
If Naidu has been so sincere about the welfare, why he did not implement a single scheme while he was chief minister, he asked.
While he was chief minister for nine years, people had undergone hardships as pensions and houses were allotted on quota system which was meager. Education and Medicare have been very costly and poor were driven to indebtedness for educating their wards and providing treatment to family members.
He has given a letter to divide the state and joined hands with Sonia Gandhi and his MPs went on record that they were the first to vote for a separate state. There were celebrations too in that part of the state in his Party. He comes to this region and sings a different tune. This type of raw opportunism should be rejected, he said.
“After I assume power as chief minister, I will sing five files which will change the course of the state. Amma Vodi is the scheme which will provide Rs 1,000 to the mother for educating her two children, increase old age pension to Rs 700, provide Rs 3,000 crore Market Stabilisation Fund, waive DWACRA loans and decentralize administration,” he said.
This apart, Aarogyasri scheme will be strengthened and Rs 3,000 would be given to the people who are advised rest during the post surgery period. While he was speaking a 108 ambulance has passed through amidst cheers from the public when YSR was remembered for bringing in such a facility.
Providing 150 units of power for Rs 100, and converting the state into a power surplus one by 2019 besides building 50 lakh houses in five years are the other issues on our agenda, he said and appealed to vote for YSRCP fan symbol.