YSRCP president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy addressing a public meeting at Tarimela in Anantapur district on Wednesday
Tarimela (Anantapur): Blaming the Chandrababu Naidu government for protecting the interests of middlemen at the cost of farmers, YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has assured sops to ryots including nine-hour power supply to agriculture sector.
Addressing a large gathering here as part of his Praja Sankalpa Yatra on Wednesday, he said, “Chandrababu Naidu government has never taken steps for farmer welfare and always sided with entrepreneurs and middlemen, but we will work for the welfare of farmers.”
He said if the YSRCP is voted to power, it will provide nine-hour power supply to farmers, besides paying Rs 12,500 to each farmer before sowing season in the month of May. A Market Stabilisation Fund would be set up to provide interest free loans to all farmers.
A green carpet will be rolled in the arid land in Anantapur by giving priority to agriculture sector, he said and added that the people in the politically enlightened region should think on what type of leadership is needed for the State. Whether they want the one who goes back on the poll promises or the one who sticks to the word given should be decided at the hustings, the Opposition leader said.
“We have been asking for a bridge across Penna for the benefit of this place but the State has been ignoring our request. The region which has given great leaders like Tarimela Nagi Reddy, should introspect as to what would he think of Chandrababu Naidu and his style of functioning and do we need such a leader,” he asked.
Jagan called upon people to recall the promises made by Chandrababu Naidu four years ago and see for themselves if any those were implemented by him. He alleged that corruption was rampant under the TDP regime. Bribes were being demanded even for carrying out small works like issuing ration cards and pensions, he said.