YSR worked for all, asserts Sharmila

Press Release

Addanki (Prakasam dist), March 22, 2014: Reiterating that YSR has always looked beyond regional, political and social equations and rolled out a plethora of welfare schemes to benefit all sections of the society without imposing fresh taxes or increasing prices, Sharmila has said, it is imperative to vote for YSR Congress to bring in a welfare state.

Addressing a public meeting as part of her electioneering here on Saturday, she said: “Others may come and lure you with false promises but the past record shows that Chadnrababu Naidu has never bothered about the poor and weaker sections and Kiran Kumar Reddy has been harsh towards the people The duo has helped Delhi in the division of the State.

We have to build our own future and a vote for YSRCP in the municipal, MPTC, ZPTC, Assembly and Lok Sabha elections will be a vote for development and welfare. You have to give your verdict in favour of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy who has emulated all the qualities of YSR and will strive for the welfare of poor with welfare schemes and carry out development without taxing the common man.”

YSR during his five-year term has shown what a welfare state would look like. For farmers he has started Jalayagnam to bring an additional 1 crore acres under irrigation, waived loans and interest on loans, made quality medicare available to the poor through Aarogyasri scheme and started 108 ambulance service to ferry people to hospitals. The 104 mobile hospitals went to villages to cater to the needs of the rural poor, who could not afford to travel.

Students were happy with the fees reimbursement scheme as many youngsters benefitted out of the scheme across the state by getting into technical and higher education free of cost and acquiring good jobs. Pavala vaddi scheme has brought economic empowerment to women.

While Chandrababu Naidu has given 16 lakh pensions, YSR has given a record 71 lakh pensions and has increased it from Rs 75 to Rs 200. Chandrababu Naidu has increased the Rs 2 kg rice to Rs 5.50 but YSR has provided rice at Rs 2 per kg even when the market price was Rs 30 per kg.

YSR has also built record number of houses other schemes like Abhaya Hastham, Employment Guarantee scheme were carried out successfully.

He has taken up all these activities without imposing any fresh taxes or increasing the tariff or charges of public utilities. The LPG gas cylinder was Rs 305 when he came to power and remained the same all through his five year term and till his death.  

Kiran Kumar Reddy had punctured all the welfare schemes of YSR and increased RTC bus fares, power tariff was hiked to burden the consumer to a tune of Rs 32,000 crores and he was very harsh in collecting the dues like Chandrababu Naidu.

 The TDP leader did not play his role of Leader of Opposition but has been helping Congress on many counts. He issued a whip to save Kiran Kumar Reddy government when we moved a no confidence motion.

In the state division as well, the Centre got the muscle with the letter given by N Chandrababu Naidu and divided the state into two.

The leaders, with such dubious credentials will also come to seek votes. The performance of YSR which will have a rerun under the stewardship of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy should be compared with those elements that had no concern for the poor.

I appeal you to strengthen the hands of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in all the ensuing elections and we will shape our future in the new state.


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