Telugu Desam has no clarity on split: Jaganmohan Reddy
Anantpur: YSR Congress president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy continued his tirade against Telugu Desam party president N. Chandrababu Naidu during his public meeting in Anantapur on Tuesday.
Addressing a mammoth gathering, the YSR Congress president said that people had lost faith in Mr Naidu when he was Chief Minister.
“Naidu is again announcing various sops such as waiver of loans for farmers and SHG women and providing jobs,” Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy said, adding that the Telugu Desam had no intention of implementing this if it came to power.
He reminded that the Telugu Desam had increased the price of subsidised rice from Rs 2 to Rs 5.25 after coming to power.
Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy pointed out that the TD had no clarity on the state’s division. Mr Naidu speaks about packages and other issues and not about the consequences of the state’s division, he said.
A road show was also held on Tuesday night at Atmakur mandal, headquarters of the Rapthadu Assembly segment where Paritala Sunitha, wife of slain factionist and former Cabinet minister Paritala Ravi, is contesting on a Telugu Desam ticket. The party’s candidate from Anantapur, Ananta Venkatrami Red-dy, the Rapthadu Assembly segment in-charge T. Prakash Reddy and Guntakal MLA candidate Y. Venkatrami Reddy were present on the occasion.
Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy will stay in Kalyanadurg overnight and continue with the meetings on Wednesday.
He is scheduled to file his nomination for the Pulivendula Assembly segment on April 17.
EC notice to YSRC over poll promise
Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal has served a notice to YSR Congress regarding a clause in its manifesto. The contentious clause promises to waive off loans for self-help groups to the tune of Rs 20,000 crore. The YSRC, however, said that it is financially possible to deliver on the promise. YSRC state coordinate P.N.V. Prasad, in his reply to the EC, said, “We expect upwards of Rs 1.5 lakh crore revenue for 2014-15. Government has the eligibility to raise loans of up to Rs 28,000 crore for the next year, it being 3 per cent of GSDP. This will honour our commitments.” “We did not vow to write off the agricultural loans, which as on Sept. 2013, was Rs 1.21 lakh crore,” said the YSRC