Koyyalagudem/Avanigadda/Vemuru (AP): Upping the ante against Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy appealed to the voters to switch on the Party symbol Fan so that TDP will be blown away from the electoral battle.
Addressing unprecedented surging crowds at all his poll campaign rallies, Jagan Mohan Reddy likened the party symbol fan to that of ‘Sudarshana Chakra’ that has put an end to the evil characters like Sisupala in Mahabharat episode. He described, every individual Andhra voter as Lord Sri Krishna personified, who will press the Fan button on EVMs to eject the corrupt rule of TDP out of ‘gaddi’ to usher new era of good governance and covert the state into a welfare state of credibility and transparency.
“I am with you was the catch phrase that sent the crowd into rapturous applause swaying the Party flags and buntings and chanting ‘CM, CM’ incessantly braving the scorching heat to have a glimpse of the Leader who had undertaken Padayatra covering over 3,600 km across the state.”
Raising the local issues of Polavaram, lawlessness and AgriGold, he had drawn a huge applause and assured all sections that he is with the people to take care of them through Navaratnas which has covered welfare to everyone.
He promised to the displaced persons of Polavaram project and AgriGold victims that he will take up the compensation issue and see to it that justice is done to all.
Polavaram has been the centre of controversy and a mulching cow for Chandrababu Naidu and his coterie as he had taken away the project from the Centre for kickbacks and failed badly on the deadline. Numerous ribbon cutting sessions were held besides foundation stone laying function but the project does not move one inch.
Machilipatnam Port, Refinery and other industries promised did not take off and crime rate in Vijayawada has increased with Call Money Sex racket being carried out by ruling Party workers and leaders. He has promised of a capital city of world standards but not a brick was moved but real estate business yielded profits to his coterie.
Special Category Status (SCS) was not an issue for Chandrababu Naidu when he was a partner of NDA coalition and after coming out he resorts to theatrics of Dharma Porata Deekshas seeking SCS, something which he spoke ill of for 4.5 years.
He had done the same with NTR when he usurped power and Party from founder President NTR and during elections he shamelessly carries the photo of NTR to seek votes. It was Chandrababu Naidu who has agreed for Special Package and has thanked the Centre through a resolution in the Assembly.
When we had held demonstrations and dharnas demanding SCS, Chandrababu Naidu has made every effort to foil the dharnas and threatened the youth of dire consequences if they participate in such programmes.
On the other side he started giving inflated and fudged figures on development and the no confidence motion was the resolve of YSRCP which he has copied but did not follow YSRCP when our MPs had resigned and went on an indefinite strike seeking SCS. TDP did not join us and behaved like a strike-breaker on the vital issue but has later started protesting with public money.
With elections coming up, Chandababu Naidu will be coming with a bagful of tricks as he has money, muscle and media power and will use them to the maximum extent.
‘I appeal to you that not to fall for his lies and fall into the trap of agents for short-term gains but to use the discretion and vote for credibility and switch on the fan to blow away the corrupt government,’ he said.
Chandrababu has gone back on all his poll promises and has been moving around by throwing crumbs before the elections.
When our government comes to power, we will bring back the glory of Women Groups getting zero percent interest and their loans being settled in four instalments and farmers will get from seed capital to MSP. Pensions were hiked only two months back keeping an eye on elections, but the pension would be increased to Rs 3,000 after we come to power, he said.
The electioneering has received tumultuous response in West Godavari, Guntur and Krishna districts.
He introduced the candidates to the people and appealed to them to vote for YSRCP to usher in Rajanna Rajyam.