Andhra Pradesh

Unlike TDP, YSRCP will go to people with just a two-page manifesto in next polls: Jagan

Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy

Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy  

He begins a six-month-long ''Praja Sankalpa padayatra'' from his Pulivendula constituency.

The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) would go to people in the next general election with a two-page manifesto and not a voluminous one like that of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), declared the party chief and Andhra Pradesh Opposition leader ,Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Monday after kicking off a six-month-long ''Praja Sankalpa padayatra'' after paying tributes, along with family members, at the YSR ghat in his native Idupulapaya village in his Pulivendula constituency.

“The manifesto for the 2019 elections would reflect the people’s opinions and the Navaratna schemes conceived for their welfare and the party would show to the people that the promises in the manifesto were fulfilled before seeking votes in the 2024 polls “, he said at the public meeting.

Promises prohibition

The YSRCP chief promised to impose prohibition, ensure farmers’ welfare and strive for special category status to the State. He asserted that he was determined to find a place in the people’s heart like his father Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy. He charged Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu with making attempts to sideline him from politics. He sought people’s patronage to his fight against the ''misdeeds and dubious'' promises of the Naidu government.

Mr. Naidu evaded an input subsidy of Rs. 2,300 crore to farmers, failed to set up a price stabilisation fund of ₹ 5,000 crore, ensure remunerative prices for crops and implement loan waiver in toto, he alleged.

Mr. Jagan promised the cancellation of contributory pension scheme, allotment of house sites and construction of houses to all employees, if he is voted to power. He accused Mr. Naidu of pushing the State into a debt trap and alleged that no benefit accrued to any family.

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