State needs a strong leader, says Jagan

Neeruguttavaripalem (Chittoor dist), Jan 6, 2014:
Affirming that a strong leadership is very much needed to keep the State united
and to ensure the well-being of the people, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
has said we will raise the banner of unity and win 30 MP seats to see that
our goal is achieved.

Addressing a huge gathering as part of the Samaikya
Sankharavam here on Monday, he said: “The present day leadership has misplaced
priorities and has neither the will nor a way to keep the State united. While
Sonia Gandhi wants to divide the State to see her son as Prime Minister, Chief
Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy is following the Delhi instructions in letter and
spirit and Chandrababu Naidu has been on a save Congress mission.

Lack of a strong leader is very much pronounced in
the contemporary scenario as the present leadership looking only for
short term personal and political gains without showing concern to the
farmers, students, weavers and other sections of people which has resulted in
the undemocratic division of the state.

We will wage a united battle in the elections, due
in a couple of months, and shall win 30 Lok Sabha seats. We shall select the
candidate who agrees to keep the State united as Prime Minister,” he said
adding that this is a fight between Delhi arrogance and Telugu self pride.

Though YSR is dead and gone by more than four
years, he is still alive in the hearts of the people as he has cared for the
poor and needy and launched welfare schemes that had benefitted multitude of
people. The present day leadership lacks vision.

While YSR had looked beyond political affiliations,
regional barriers, caste and creed the new crop of leaders are caught in the
whirl of short term gains and manipulative politics. Their concern is not about
how to ring in welfare schemes for the people but they are bothered more about
whom to send to jail and how to gain seats in the elections.

The weavers were given a good package by YSR but
after him the Government has been indifferent to their plight, he said.

The irrational division is being directed by Sonia
Gandhi from Delhi with Chief Minister is dancing to her tunes and the Leader of
Opposition instead of questioning her has joined hands with her and has been
seeking packages.

If the unilateral division takes place, the
three-some should answer as to where should the students go for jobs if
Hyderabad is taken away and the farmers should ask as to where from they will
get water if another state is brought in between as the Krishna waters are
touching the united state only after the needs of Maharashtra and Karnataka are
fulfilled. There will be no drinking water from the southern tip of Kuppam to
the northern corner of Srikakulam.

Of the existing 28 states Andhra Pradesh stands 3
in terms of budget and if divided the two states will slide to 9th and
17th places and will be weak, he said. The Assembly session has
been a spectacle with Chandrababu Naidu allowing his members to shout slogans
from both sides of the fence which is a shameful act, he said.

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is on 9th day
of his staggered Samaikya Sankharavam Yatra which is concurrently running with
the unfinished Odarpu Yatra in Chittoor district and is now touring the
Madanapalli and Pileru assembly constituencies.

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