YSR schemes being hijacked by Cong

, December 17: The Congress has stooped to a new low by trying to hijack
many of the welfare schemes implemented by YSR though it has to cut a sorry
figure when questioned as to why the same schemes have never found presence in
any of the Congress-ruled states, YSR Congress has said. 

“Ghulam Nabi
Azad and other leaders claiming that YSR has only implemented arogyasri and
other welfare measures, drafted by the Party and Sonia Gandhi, do not stand the
scrutiny of time as in no other Congress ruled states were the schemes
implemented. It is sheer hijacking of the populist image of YSR,” the Party
spokesperson Ambati Rambabu told reporters here on Monday. 

Free power to
farmers, Muslim reservations, Aarogyasri, 104, 108 and other schemes were
introduced by YSR for the first time in the country and Congress
staking  claim is nothing short of usurping the good work done by YSR
with political motives,  he said.

Ghulam Nabi
Azad, who was the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
and Union Health minister, is at a loss for words if questioned why he did not
implement Muslim reservations and Aarogyasri in
Jammu and Kashmir
or other states, he

Some other
states must have emulated Aarogyasri, 104 and 108 but these schemes were first
conceived and implemented by YS Rajasekhar Reddy. What Congress is now trying
to do is to usurp the fruits of the stupendous success and popularity of the
schemes YSR had carefully nurtured, he said. 

Free power to
farmers was not in the Congress agenda, but YSR went ahead in 2004 with the
scheme and even waived famer loans. Congress has never promised free power to
farmers in any other State. When YSR vision was well received, he has seen to
it that free power to farmers is included in the 2009 election manifesto. 

The present
Congress Government in the State has done away with all the schemes and did not
release funds to 104 and 108 and curtailed the scope of Aarogyasri. Congress
leaders are shamelessly taking credit of Aarogryasri and other schemes to gain
political mileage, but people know as to who is the architect of the welfare
schemes and told in very clear terms during the recent by-polls, he said.  

This apart, YSR
has promised that there will be no hike in power tariff or increase in bus
fares and kept his word. After his death, Congress government has steeply
increased power charges and bus fares thrice, he said. 

Ahead of the
2009 elections, YSR had held a rededication meet at the same venue where the
Congress conducted its extensive general body meeting on Sunday. YSR had told
about his achievements and told his future plans. Congress gave a go by to such
healthy practices, he said. 

Training his
guns on K Chiranjeevi, he questioned why he merged PRP with Congress and at
what price. The deal was to get ministerial berths in State and Centre and the
film star turned politician speak of integrity does not go well after the
unaccounted money stashed away at his daughter’s Chennai residence come to light,
he said adding that he could not retain the Tirupati seat in spite of the joint
efforts of PRP and Congress. 

Chiranjeevi has
no moral right to speak of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy after the sell out his PRP to
Congress. He has been parroting the same allegations leveled by TDP leaders of
running the party from jail using cellphone. This shows the wave length of
Congress and TDP is the same. 




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