VIJAYAWADA: On Friday, the day the YSR Congress completed its first 100 days in power, social media erupted with message for and against the government.
While the social media arms of the YSRC went to town highlighting the 119 major decisions of YSRC government, TD supporters on social media had their say, pointing out to the “failures” of the government.
While Mr Reddy’s Cabinet colleagues were campaigning about the party’s governance, YSRC supporters were active online. They made it a point to flood social media platforms with the Gram Volunteers decision that created four lakh jobs, weekly offs for policemen, new sand policy, Spandana programme to resolve public grievances, merger of APSRTC into the government, reverse tendering and other major decisions.
Naturally, TD supporters countered this by citing the decisions to cancel Machilipatnam port, Water Grid scheme, Polavaram tenders, midday meals for Intermediate students, closure of Anna canteens, appointing of Telanganites in various government posts and others.
YSRC supporters pointed out that Mr Reddy created history by opting for five Deputy Chief Ministers from backward communities, mandating 50 per cent reservation for BC, SC, ST and minorities in nominated posts, 75 per cent reservation to locals in industries and factories, phase-wise liquor ban, starting of Lokayukta, surveying of lands through latest technology to resolve land disputes, implementation of water grid scheme in three phases, appointing of subcommittee to probe corruption in 30 sectors by the previous TD government, simplified industrial policy, construction of steel plant in Kadapa district, cancellation of Contributory Pension Scheme and other achievements.
TD social media activists argued that Mr Reddy failed to get Special Category Status despite having 22 MPs, failing to get required funds allocation for Polavaram in the Union Budget, inability to get additional funds for capital construction, cancellation of free sand scheme and others....