Jagan dstributes Rs 913 crore under Jagananna Vasathi Deevena funds

Anantapur: Likening Chandrababu Naidu to a tiger that acted mischievously in the Panchatantra fables, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy accused him of “political gimmicks” and cautioned the people against trusting the former CM.

The people of AP suffered a lot during the previous rules of Naidu, who “bluffed his way through several promises,” the Chief Minister said, adding that more such false promises were likely from the TD leader.

Addressing a public meeting at Narpala on Wednesday after releasing Jagananna Vasathi Deevena funds to students across the state, Jagan Mohan Reddy narrated the story of a man-eating tiger and asked people to be cautious against Naidu’s promises.

“The man-eater tiger lures travellers into its den with false promises of safety and comfort, and ultimately devours them at leisure. Naidu is now playing a similar game with the people,” Jagan Mohan Reddy said.

The YSRC government has so far spent ₹ 2.08 lakh crore for the welfare of the people, the CM said.

Jagan Mohan Reddy appealed to the people to work for the YSRC victory in the upcoming elections if they felt they benefited from the government’s welfare programmes. “You are only my courage and confidence and I fully depend on you and God, unlike Naidu who has the backing of his friendly media and foster son (Pawan),” he told the gathering.

The Chief Minister released ₹ 912.71 crore under the Jagananna Vasathi Deevena towards the boarding and lodging charges of 9,55,662 students pursuing degree, polytechnic, ITI, engineering and medicine courses. The amount was directly being credited into the bank accounts of their mothers.

The Chief Minister said education can change not only the history of a family but also of the entire community, and good education can also drive away poverty from society.

The government has so far spent ₹ 14, 223 crore for the Jagananna Vasathi Deevena and Vidya Deevena. It released ₹ 4275.76 crore under Jagananna Vasathi Deevena into the accounts of mothers of 25, 17,245 students. The scheme ensures payment of ₹ 10,000 each for ITI students, ₹ 15,000 each for Polytechnic students and ₹ 20,000 each to students pursuing degree, engineering and medicine courses in two installments every year.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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