Confessing that political system has lost its credibility, YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday appealed to the people to join him to bring desirable changes in the existing political system.
Addressing the gathering in scorching heat at Bantumilli village in Krishna district, Mr. Reddy said that honesty is lacking among the political leaders in the fray. Significantly, Machilipatnam Lok Sabha contestant Kolusu Parthasarathy and Pedana Assembly contestant B. Vedavyas did not address the public during his road show and public meetings.
The two senior leaders, who accompanied Mr. Reddy, accompanied Mr. Jagan.
Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy said the TDP’s manifesto was unrealistic.
“Our party will ensure YSR rajyam,” he said before leaving for Kaikaluru, on the border of Krishna district.
Mr. Reddy’s promise to complete the ongoing delta modernisation works to ensure timely supply of irrigation water to the fields in tail end area – Pedana and Kaikaluru constituencies – received a good response from the public.
Addressing road shows at Kaikuluru, Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy preferred to explain to the people what he would do if he was voted to power rather than criticising his opponents.
“It’s time to ponder over and take a firm decision. Let us change our fate with a vote,” he said addressing a meeting here. People should vote for sincerity and credibility. And, they had experienced what a sincere leader YSR could do for their welfare.
“Credibility is what I have inherited from my father,” he said.
People look for a leader who is trustworthy, Mr. Jagan said, adding, “I cannot resort to fraudulent and deceitful politics. Neither can I make promises that are impractical. There are many more miles to go.” He reiterated about his first five signatures and six works that would change the course of State. The people knew the utility of Arogyasri, 108 and 104 services. There was a need to strengthen these services. The government would pay Rs. 3,000 per month to the patient for bed rest period prescribed by the doctors, he added. Other promises include setting up of a stabilisation fund of Rs. 3,000 crore to ensure minimum support price for agriculture produce, waiver of DWCRA loans and Amma vadi scheme.
Mr. Jagan will tour Tiruvur and Mylavaram Assembly constituencies on Friday.