I will Implement BC Declaration After Elected To Power Says, YS Jagan
YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said here that they will come up with a Backward Classes after the padayatra and it will implement it without fail after getting to the position at Vijayawada on Monday.
Mr. Jagan addressed his first meeting in the new State Office of the party that was opened here recently. Addressing party leaders belonging to the Backward Classes (BCs) who were convened to discuss the various issues concerning them, Mr. Jagan said the party would organize a BC Garjana (convention) after the padayatra which he planned to start on November 2. A “BC Declaration” would be made at the convention and the promises made in the declaration would be incorporated in the YSR Congress election manifesto, he said.
Taking it to the logical end, Mr. Jagan said the YSR Congress would ask the people to re-elect it showing that it had implemented the election manifesto. “That is the type of credibility we are trying to establish,” he said.
In the six-month padayatra, the leaders should go to the Assembly constituencies and the villages and tell the backward and the people how Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had deceived them, he said.
Recently TDP promised allocation of ₹10,000 crore for the BC sub-plan implementation every year. Mr Naidus government should have released ₹40,000 crore as up to four budgets for BC welfare, but paltry amounts had been released till now. While ₹2,057 crore was allocated for 2014-15, just ₹3,195 crore was allocated for 2015-16 and ₹2,573 crore for 2016-17. Though allocation of ₹5,103 crore was announced for this year, only ₹4,300 crore had been sanctioned, which was alleged by Mr. Jagan.
He said the YSR Congress declaration would consist of promises that could be implemented. Mr. Naidu was under the impression that it was sufficient if the BCs were given scissors and irons. He said the BCs had got the help and welfare they required only when his father Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy was the Chief Minister.
Mr. Jagan charged Mr. Naidu with making false promises to every caste and creed to exploit them during elections.
On arriving at the new office on the M.G. Road near the PWD Grounds, Mr. Jagan interacted with artisans brought there for the BC meeting and tried his hand at a potter’s wheel, weaver’s loom and a blacksmith’s anvil. He also witnessed a “Gangireddula Aata” performance. Former Ministers K Partha Sarathi, Botsa Satyanaryana, Peddireddi Ramakrishna Reddy, MP Vijayasai Reddy, MLA Kodali Srivenkateswara Rao, former MLAs Samineni Udaybhanu, Jogi Ramesh, Vellampalli Srinivas and Malladi Vishnu attended the meeting with Mr. Jagan. After his introductory speech, Mr. Jagan listened to the opinions of the party BC leaders.