Jagan promises to waive loans of DWCRA groups

‘Women sending their children to schools will get ₹15,000’

Updated - March 26, 2019 01:15 am IST

Published - March 26, 2019 01:14 am IST - ANANTAPUR/Kurnool

Poll pitch:  YSR Congress president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy addressing an election meeting at Tadipatri in Anantapur district on Monday.

Poll pitch: YSR Congress president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy addressing an election meeting at Tadipatri in Anantapur district on Monday.

The DWCRA Self Help Group women members’ outstanding loans as on April 11, the polling day, will be totally waived in four instalments, promised YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy at a public meeting at Tadipatri in Anantapur district on Monday.

He said fee reimbursement would be revived and those women sending their children to schools will get ₹15,000 in their bank accounts. Beyond schooling, if the students pursue their studies their fee would be taken care of, he added.

Criticising Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for politicising everything, he advised Mr. Naidu not to resort to diversionary tactics by targeting Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao and his party.

“Mr. Naidu is unable to ask votes based on the development he had done in the State, hence propping up Vivekananda’s murder or KCR’s alleged ₹1,000 crore donation to me,” Mr. Jagan said. Mr. Jagan also accused Mr. Pawan Kalyan of surreptitiously helping the TDP and also alleged that Mr. Naidu was propping up candidates in all constituencies with ‘helicopter’ symbol to confuse voters.

A large number of TDP leaders including a former MLA from Tadipatri joined the YSRCP in the presence of Mr. Jagan. Addressing an election meeting at Adoni in Kurnool district, Mr. Jagan alleged that police officers were under tremendous pressure from the government.

He said that a week off would be given to police officers and home guards’ salaries would be increased if the YSRCP is voted to power.

The YSRCP supremo said onion farmers farmers have been getting a pittance. The YSRCP on coming to power would ensure that they get a fair deal. Services of employees who are currently employed on contract basis in the government would be regularised depending on their experience and educational qualifications.

Interim relief

He said that 27% interim relief would be given to the employees.

“Small business owners would get identity cards and ₹10,000 as loans whenever needed at zero interest,” promised the YSRCP chief.

Continuing his attack on Mr. Naidu, he said that the CM had promised the Gundrevula Reservoir — which would give water to about 650 villages — on August 15, 2014. However, the TDP had only laid the foundation stones in 2019, as an election gimmick.

Addressing a public meeting at NTR bus stand junction at Madanapalle in Chittoor district, Mr. Jagan said that Mr. Naidu was trying to dupe people by announcing ₹3,000 social pension promise.

Tomato market

He alleged that Mr Naidu had encouraged “commission” system at India’s largest tomato market in Madanapalle, and made profits by selling the produce at his private firms. Jagan also blamed Naidu for closure of the cooperative dairy units.

Party general secretary and Punganur MLA P. Ramchandra Reddy, Rajampeta MP candidate P. Mithun Reddy and party candidates from Madanapalle and Piler were also present.

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