Jagan eyes TTD votes, promises the moon to employees

May 03, 2012 11:18 am | Updated 11:18 am IST - TIRUPATI:

YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy showered promises on the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) employees during his day-long road show in the city on Wednesday to canvass for the party candidate and former TTD chairman B.Karunakar Reddy.

With the TTD staff becoming an indispensable force and a collective opinion-maker on local issues in any elections, all the political parties have been pampering the lot and Jagan too did his best to keep them in good humour.

During his road show at close to a dozen spots in the city, the YSRCP chief said he and his party candidate knew the problems faced by the TTD employees and would not let them down in the ‘golden era' set to dawn soon. He promised house sites and ‘pucca' houses for the employees.

Besides, he assured to regularise the services of the contract employees. “If it becomes difficult, we will at least ensure that time scale is given to all contract employees,” he said, which was received with thunderous response. He did not forget to mention the water scarcity gripping the city at the various junctions where he held the road show.

Mega battle

Calling the by-elections a forerunner to the mega battle ‘Maha Sangramam' awaiting the State, he went philosophical when saying that truth and justice would ultimately prevail. Breathing fire at K. Chiranjeevi for his ‘promotion politics', he said the ex-MLA did not even show remorse for ‘letting down' his voters to secure a berth in the Rajya Sabha. He also flayed Chiru for choosing ex-officio membership in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation after getting into the upper House, pointing out that he had no intention of serving his voters again.

Mr. Karunakar Reddy said he knew the local problems better than the others and hence would do his best to solve them on priority basis.

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