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Meeting held to condole YSR’s demise

Congress leaders root for Jagan

VIJAYAWADA: The welfare measures initiated by the former Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, would not be discontinued, said speakers at a condolence meeting held in S.V.S. Kalyanamandapam here on Thursday.

The meeting was conducted by the former Minister, Devineni Rajasekhar, for the benefit of party activists and sympathisers who belong to the Vijayawada East Assembly constituency.

Minister for Animal Husbandry Kolusu Parathasarothy said many were raising doubts about the continuation of the welfare schemes introduced by the former Chief Minister, but they need not have the slightest apprehensions.

The Minister said that Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy was in every way eligible to be made the Chief Minister and he would fulfil all his father’s dreams. The former Minister, Mandali Buddha Prasad, said Dr. Reddy worked hard to keep the Congress party workers and leaders happy. Now it was the turn of the party workers and leaders to work hard to fulfil Dr. Reddy’s ideals. Dr. Reddy with his contribution had earned a place on a par with the former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, in the hearts of people, Mr. Buddha Prasad said.

The former Deputy Chief Minister, Koneru Ranga Rao, said Dr. Reddy could find a place in the hearts of the poor because of his socialistic outlook. Vijayawada Central MLA Malladi Vishnu, Mayor M.V. Ratna Bindu, city Congress president Pyla Sominaidu and others spoke.

A notebook with a resolution calling upon the party leadership to make Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy the Chief Minister was passed around for the leaders and party workers to sign. The same was handed over to Mr. Sominaidu.