Cong jugglery over rice scheme exposed

Sharmila, who is doing
Maro Praja Prasthanam Padayatra on behalf of her brother and YSR Congress Party
president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, exposed the Congress Government’s jugglery in
implementing the Re.1 Kg rice scheme and said the scheme has imposed an extra
burden of Rs.60 each on eligible card holders every month.

Addressing a public
meeting at Konakondla in Anantapuraam district as part of her Padayatra on the
20th day on Tuesday, Sharmila said the Government is giving 20 kg of
rice at Re.1 each but people are buying the extra 10 kg rice at Rs.10 each
forcing them to shell down an amount of Rs.120 every month for 30 kg of rice.

“During YSR regime, you
were getting 30 kg of rice for Rs.60 only but now you are spending Rs.120 for
the same quantity of 30 kg spending another Rs.60. This is the Congress
Government’s jugglery,” she said.

Dwelling at length on
the welfare schemes implemented by YSR during his regime, Sharmila said TDP
chief Chandrababu Naidu had increased the cooking gas price from Rs.145 to
Rs.305 during his period but the price continued to be steady at Rs.305 for six
years during YSR period.

As the present Government
has decided to supply only 6 subsidized cooking gas cylinders in a year, people
have to shell down Rs.1000 per every extra cylinder thereafter. “At this rate,
you have to pay Rs.750 per cylinder on an average if you are using 12 cylinders
in a year,” Sharmila said, adding that nearly the gas price is up by Rs. 450
per cylinder compared to the YSR regime.

Sharmila also slammed
Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy for having announced that 15 lakh jobs would
be given to the youth. “Not even ten per cent of the jobs are given. Where are
the jobs and where have you given them?” she asked the CM.

Recalling the 108
ambulance service launched by YSR, Sharmila said the ambulances used to attend
to the accident victims or patients with in 20 minutes of calling but now we
don’t find such services.

While physically challenged
people and old women met Sharmila at several places and complained about their
not getting the pension for the last 15 months, students also listed out their
problems saying the daily mess charges of Rs.17 is forcing them to starve in

(Updated on Nov 7, 2012)

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