Congress' Mahalaxmi promise attracts women the most

ADILABAD / KHAMMAM: The 'six guarantees' announced by the Congress at the Vijayabheri meeting in Hyderabad are apparently getting good responses from the people especially women folks in the state. The party leaders on Tuesday took part in the door-to-door distribution of the guarantee cards to reach out to the people as part of their poll campaign for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.

Many people, who were distributed the cards with six guarantees including Mahalaxmi, Rythu Bharosa, Cheyutha, Yuva Vikasam, Indiramma Indlu, and Gruha Jyothi, said that they were confident that the guarantees undersigned by TPCC president A. Revanth Reddy and CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka would be implemented by the Congress government in the state if voted to power.

Of the six promises, an LPG cylinder at Rs 500 and monthly financial aid of Rs 2,500 to women under the 'Mahalaxmi' scheme are attracting women the most.

One Rajeshwari of Vempalli village in Hajipur mandal said many poor families were reeling under the ever-rising LPG price and the Congress’s promise to provide it for Rs 500 would definitely be a big relief for them. Laxmi of Rajivnagar and Nagarani of Vempalli expressed their happiness over the six guarantees especially the Rs 2,500 to women every month.

However, Congress leaders say it takes 15 days more to take all the six guarantees to the people. Many families have returned to cooking with firewood as they can’t afford the exorbitant LPG price. The Central government had recently reduced the LPG cylinder price by Rs 200 to Rs 1,200, which many feel is still a burden to the poor and below-middle-class families.

DCC president K. Surekha and TPCC’s elections strategy committee chairman Premsagar Rao, CWC member and CLP leader of Tripura state Sudeep Roy Barman distributed the guarantee cards to households at Rajivnagar of Mancherial municipality and Vempalli of Hajipur mandal in Mancherial constituency.

CLP leader Bhatti Vikramaraka, who took part in the distribution programme at Nagulavancha of Chinthakani mandal in Madhira constituency, told this newspaper that there was a good response from the people, especially from women as they explained to them about their promises to be implemented if they come to power in the state.

Besides the Rs 5 lakh assistance under Vidya Bharosa, Bhatti said the promise under Yuva Vikasam to establish a Telangana International School with English medium in each mandal would have a great impact on the people’s lives as it would revolutionise the education system and help prepare the students to compete at the world level.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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