Vijayawada: YSRC president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy released the party manifesto at the party office in Tadepalli on the occasion of Ugadi on Saturday, focusing on welfare and empowering the marginalised sections, especially women.
The manifesto promises universal healthcare coverage for the lower and middle class under Arogyasri. Any individual with an annual income of up to Rs 5,00,000 can avail the Universal Health Card and its benefits for free. Taking YSR’s vision of Arogyasri forward, the Universal Health Cards will be applicable for any medical expenses over Rs 1,000. This scheme will be personally monitored by Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy.
In the manifesto, Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy has promised that his government will address the issue of unemployment by providing jobs to 10 youth in every village at the village secretariat. In addition to that around 3.5 lakh village/ward volunteers will receive Rs 5,000 per month as an honorarium. His government will fill the 2.3 lakh government jobs that are presently vacant. For students, he has assured that his government will provide complete fee reimbursement and an additional sum of Rs 20,000 per annum for food and accommodation expenditure.
To address the plight of the elderly, Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy has promised that their pension will be increased to Rs 3,000 per month.
For the welfare of the BCs, a separate BC fund will be created with a budget of Rs 75,000 crores over a period of 5 years, and a similar welfare fund will be created for Kapus too.
Occupations that have been facing trouble due to the poor state of the economy will also be given assistance by the state - these include barbers, tailors, washer-men, weavers, hawkers, vendors, fishermen, and other caste-based professions.
The YSRC has promised a Rs 1,150 crore fund for the 13 lakh victims of the Agrigold scam. If voted into power, the YSRC will also contribute Rs 10,000 to Rs 35,000 towards the maintenance of temples, pay Rs 15,000 as an honorarium to imams and muezzin and Rs 5,000 to pastors.
Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy has also promised co-operation to all the forward castes like Vysyas, Brahmins, Kammas, Reddys, etc....