Candidates contesting the elections for A.P. Legislative Council from the Graduates' Constituency of North Andhra have promised to put in efforts to address the unemployment problem.

At a meeting organised by Bhargava Educational and Service Trust here on Wednesday, advocate Ganta Paparao, who represents several people's organisations in the city, said that there was no way people could be helped in the education sector where government encouraged the private sector which exploited the public. He would try to fight against this.

Health care

Mr. Paparao said he would also try to get private nursing homes around the King George Hospital removed to ensure health care to the poor.

Student leader Muppalla Srinivasa Rao listed his achievements in getting the scholarships released and enhanced to the eligible.

“I can certainly do much better as an MLC representing the region,” he said.

Appeal

BJP nominee Cheruvu Ramakotaiah, independents Yadla Adiraju, Ch. Chandrasekhar, M. Krishnamurthy, Venugopal, Lagudu Govinda Rao and Arje Appalaraju also appealed to the voters to provide them an opportunity to serve the people.

Earlier, convener of the trust Gopalasastry welcomed the gathering.

Presiding over the meeting, Yamijala Ramjee urged the candidates elected from the Graduates' constituency to concentrate on issues faced by graduates in the region and resolve them.

Editor of Krishna Patrika Piratla Venkateswarlu appealed to the candidates to adopt a positive approach and rise above politics.