Vijayawada: Although the YSRC anticipated dignitaries from mandal level to attend for plenary, but the turnout of party cadre was beyond expectation. The YSRC could handle its plenary programme right from flag hoisting till the scheduled resolutions on the first day without disruption. Participants actively responded to the speeches. Activists say in coming two years it is important for the party to overcome hurdles for success in 2019 polls.
The YSRC had expected around 30,000 delegates to the plenary. In this regard, it had invited persons who hold key responsibilities in every mandal. But to everyone’s surprise, the number doubled from the expectation for the programme. The participation is very aggressive from all the districts right from the Srikakulam to Anantapur. Though the plenary venue ground is very spacious, it was completely packed with the crowd.
As soon as YSRC chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy reached the podium, there was a tremendous response from the public and it continued until the end of the programme for the day. Activists encouraged leaders when they pointed out ruling TD’s attacks and harassment on YSRC leaders and the TD government’s corruption. An activist, Mr Appala Naidu from Srikakulam district, shared the arrangements were good and one could not expect more than this from the opposition party. Vijayamma and Sharmila will address the plenary on Sunday and Jagan Mohan Reddy will mention key resolutions of padayatra and liquor policy.
Polls in one year, SAYS YSRC:
YSRC’s two-day national plenary started on Bible Mission grounds here on Saturday. YSRC president and opposition leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy hoisted the party flag and paid floral tributes to Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy’s statue on the dais. YSRC MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy said there were chances of election in a year and appealed the public to vote for the YSRC for development and prosperity. MLA Kodali Sri Venkateswara Rao alias Nani alleged that at that age of 70 years, the mind of CM Naidu is not working properly and he might die at any time, which made his son N. Lokesh as a CM probable, but Lokesh would sink the TD like Titanic. He asked the TD leaders to be alert and to jump into other political parties to avoid sinking with Lokesh.
Entrance arches named after leaders, freedom fighters:
The YSRC gave names of famous Telugu people to the premises of plenary venue at Bible Mission grounds. The YSRC erected entrances in the name of freedom fighters, social activists and political leaders, which was appreciated by the cadres. The YSR photo exhibition attracted the public largely. Many YSRC leaders and activists took photos with cutouts of YSR and chariots on the premises.
Freedom fighters Duggirala Gopalakrishnaiah, famous writer of Guntur district Gurram Jashua, warrior Nayakuralu Nagamma of Palnadu, Amarajeevi Potti Sreeramulu, Palnati Brahma Naidu of Palnadu, Kanneganti Hanumanthu, who fought against British, politico and Kapu leader Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga, B.R. Ambedkar, River Godavari, Amaravati and other names were given to the entrance arches. Some rare photos of Y.S. Raja Reddy, marriage of YSR, childhood of Jagan Mohan Reddy and others were put on display in the exhibition.
Intel’s eye on plenary:
State intelligence officials attended the YSRC plenary in mufti in large numbers on Saturday. They were seen speaking to many leaders and the general public fishing for information. According to sources, around 10 intelligence officials of SI rank and others are seen at the programme gathering information. They even collected information about the onlookers, their opinion on arrangements for plenary and on ruling party. and their opposition to ruling governance on selective issues.
Generally, the department has an eagle eye on the opposition party’s activities, but it was much more pronounced in the YSRC plenary held on Saturday near Nagarjuna University. They even collected information about the onlookers, their opinion on arrangements for plenary, on ruling party and their opposition to ruling governance on selective issues. An Intelligence official; said the interaction was done so to analyse the current political situation in the state. Hardcore activists had attended the programme in large numbers and they voiced satisfaction over the arrangements, an intelligence official said....