Jagan not against Telangana: Vijayamma

YSR Congress party
honourary president Smt. Y. S. Vijayamma said that the late YSR had recognized
that poverty ruled roost in Telangana similar to Rayalaseema and given
importance to the Telangana area in all developmental projects including

Addressing a huge
public meeting at Bhuvanagiri on Monday, Vijayamma said YSR had struggled to
develop the Telangana area and improve the lot of Telangana people.

“Even my son and party
president Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is also not against Telangana and its people.
He made his stand clear in the party’s first plenary. Jagan wanted the issue to
be solved without affecting the sentiments of the people of any area,”
Vijayamma said, adding that it was the responsibility of the Centre to solve
the issue under the Article 3 of the Constitution,” Vijayamma said and remarked
that they are not the people to give Telangana.

Asking the Centre to
find a quick solution to the Telangana issue, she said the UPA Government must
take responsibility for the death of people over Telangana. We have not put up
candidates in the by-elections respecting the sentiments of Telangana people in
the six constituencies where the MLAs have resigned on the Telangana issue, she
claimed, adding that YSRCP is not a political party of selfish people and

Vijayamma said that the
most important health scheme Arogya Sri has been diluted by the present
Government with Government removing most of the diseases from the Arogya Sri
List. During the YSR regime, 24 lakh farmers were benefitted with the free
power supply scheme introduced by YSR with nearly 14 lakh farmers hailing from
Telangana area.

“Out of the Rs.51 000
Cr spent for Jalayagnam, Rs.20, 000 Cr was allotted for projects in the
Telangana area,” she said, asserting that YSR never neglected the Telangana

(Updated on Oct 30,2012)

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