Kurnool: It has been three years since Chandrababu came to power in AP, but not one of his campaign promises have been realised. It was promised that Babu’s governance would bring along jobs and mortgaged gold with it. Farmers’ loans were promised to be waived unconditionally. Over not getting loans waived, farmers had to face drought for the last three years.
With mounted debts and destroyed and withered crops, farmers resorted to commit suicide. The leader of opposition and YSRCP president, YS Jagan, initiated Rythu Bharosa Yatra at such a time of crisis to ensure his support to the farmers. Having performed the yatra earlier in Ananthapuram district, he started the first phase of the yatra in Kurnool district on the 5th of January. He toured in Srisailam constituency for 6 days, like never before from a leader of such stature.
The leader received grand welcome at every village. People received him with great level of affection. He spent the 6 days, offering his assurance to the aged and the handicapped and filling inspiration in the youth. Irrespective of the variable weather conditions people lined up to meet him.
Offering assurance to the distressed
YSRCP president, YS Jagan, moved forward to stand by the people disgusted by the three-year long tyrannical rule of Chandrababu. He pacified the families of those farmers who had committed suicide in Velugodu, Bandi Atmakuru, Mahanandi mandals of Srisailam constituency. He assured courage in them.
The yatra started in Sunnipenta with a road show after examination of Srisailam project by YS Jagan. YS Jagan consoled the family of YSRCP SC cell district president, Vasantha Rao, who had been brutally killed by TDP people in 2015.
On the 6th of January, he paid a devotional visit to Lord Mallikarjuna in Srisailam. Then, he reached Dornala and decorated the statue of Dr. YS Rajasekhar Reddy and paid tribute to him. Then he addressed the huge gathering. Later, he toured in Nallamala forest and spoke to the tribals of Chenchu community. A road show was held in Venkatapuram, Krishnapuram and Amalapuram of Atmakuru mandal. Speaking in the public meeting arranged at Goud centre of Atmakuru that evening, he slammed Chandrababu’s governance. Then he participated in the special prayers held in Indiranagar church.
He inaugurated three statues of YSR, built by his followers at Karivena village. That evening he visited YSR memorial park and paid homage to him and spoke to the staff working there.
On the 7th of January, the third day of the yatra began at Velpanuru village of Velugodu mandal. First he performed pujas at local Ankalamma temple and then participated in the road show. He examined KC canal and paddy and black gram fields of Abdullapuram village and shared the problems of farmers. He decorated the statue of YSR at Velugodu with flower garlands and paid homage to him. Then, he visited the family of farmer Chakali Venkateswarlu at Boirevula village and comforted them. Later, he spoke to paddy farmers of Motukuru village.
On the 8th of January, from Velpanuru, the fourth day of the Rythu Bharosa Yatra commenced. YS Jagan reached Lingapuram village via Chinna Devalapuram and inaugurated YSR’s statue there. A road show was held at JC palem, Singavaram and Kadamalakalva.
On the fifth day of the yatra, he participated in prayers at Lingapuram church, YS Jagan toured in Bandi Atmakuru mandal. He held special poojas at Omkaram and spoke to the people of Chenchu community in the place to inquire about their well-being. He inaugurated the statue of YSR at Vengalareddypeta. Then he reached B.Koduru village and condoled with the family of farmer Chand Basha, who had committed suicide sue to mounted debts. That night, he consoled the family of farmer Chinna Swamy who had also committed suicide earlier, at Timmapuram village of Mahanandi mandal.
On the sixth day, the yatra began from Mahanandi mandal. YS Jagan paid a devotional visit to Mahanandiswara temple and held pujas there. Then he visited turmeric farmers and inquired about their well-being. Finally, YS Jagan spoke at the public meeting held at Gajulapalli village.
Grand welcome everywhere
During the Rythu Bharosa Yatra held by the leader of opposition YS Jagan, people participated with multiplied enthusiasm. They shared their problems and agony with the Jananeta. Regretting to have voted for Chandrababu, they revealed how they had been taken away by his fake promises and betrayed.
As the people’s leader walked along the crop fields, inquiring about farmers’ and labouers’ well-being and sharing their agony, they were rejoiced to share him their feelings. He greeted the aged with affection and shared hugs with children. The youth competed to take ‘selfies’ with him.
The Jananeta moved by the suffering
During his Rythu Bharosa Yatra in Kurnool district, he was moved by the devastated state of agricultural sector in those mandals. He examined paddy, red gram, black gram, maize and turmeric fields and spoke to farmers. Farmers revealed to him how they had not been able to get fair price for their produce and how their crops had been infested by pests. YS Jagan assured them that he would take care of all farmers’ problems in his rule.
The aged came forward to meet YS Jagan with utmost difficulty. The handicapped revealed their problems to him. They welcomed the leader who had come to share their pain, despite it not being elections time. YS Jagan is definitely one in a million. YSRCP leaders are proud to walk along with such a dedicated leader.