YS Jagan pledges his unconditional support to the needy

Guntur: Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly and YSR Congress Party President, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy pledged his unconditional support to the needy after his party comes into power. Speaking at a massive BC Community interactive outreach programme at Gudipudi in Guntur district as part of Praja Sankalpa Yatra, he said that people had seen enough of cheating and manipulation under the Chandrababu regime. He pointed out that uplifting people from the clutches of poverty and educating them would be the best example of development.

The YSRCP Chief said he was happy to be taking part in the BC Community interaction programme. He told the massive gathering that over the last four years, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu had not done nothing the people. "Is there a need to elect such leader again? Though he claims development as his agenda, when you compare my father late Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy's rule in the state with that of the present rule, we can clearly see the lack of development. No one in the state is happy over the last four years," he mentioned.

YS Jagan also criticised the AP CM of making tall claims in the election manifesto and told that the manifesto was a book of various photo opportunities of the TDP Chief with different people from the BC community. Wasn’t it unfair to have not fulfilled a single promise made in the election manifesto, he asked.

The YSRCP President informed that during the last four years of TDP rule in the state more damage than good had been done. "TDP election manifesto claimed that few weaker sections would be included in ST and SC category. However, when questioned about it now, Chandrababu says that it is not under the state's purview and the Centre has to take a decision," he said. YS Jagan said that despite 40 years of political experience, Chandrababu had no clue of who was the decision maker on community categorisation. Or was it just an act to cheat and manipulate people? he questioned.

The YSRCP president made it clear that mere distribution of a few iron boxes and scissors won’t prove one’s love for the BC community. Improving their lives was more important and this would happen only when their people are educated and people from their community become doctors, engineers and collectors, he observed and added that education for their children shouldn't leave them in debts or make them penniless.

YS Jagan mentioned that the importance of education was clearly understood by his father late Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy. "He knew that a poor family could get into debt trap because of two important things - education and healthcare. During his period as the state CM, no poor man struggled to get his children educated. But the situation now is not the same. People have to shell out Rs one lakh per year for engineering education, while the government gives a meager sum of Rs 35,000 as fee reimbursement. So this means a poor man has to borrow loans to get his children educated," he told at the interactive outreach programme which was attended by men, women and youth.

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