Sharmila promises more sops for women
Special Correspondent Vijayawada: The YSR Congress leader, Y S Sharmila, here on Friday, promised more sops for women during her interaction with...
Special Correspondent Vijayawada: The YSR Congress leader, Y S Sharmila, here on Friday, promised more sops for women during her interaction with them at Penamaluru on the outskirts of the city as part of her 'Maro Praja Prasthanam.' She was confident that the YSR Congress Party would come to power in 2014 elections with Y S Jaganmohan Reddy as Chief Minister. The new government headed by Jaganmohan Reddy would revive all the welfare schemes of late Dr Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, she said. She further added that the new government would cancel all the belt shops (liquor) and restrict the number of liquor shops and bars in the State. She also said that the new government would give priority for protection of women and would establish more women police stations. When some women have complained against removal of houses from government land, Sharmila asked them to wait for Jaganmohan Reddy to take charge as the next Chief Minister. She said that Jagan's government would give houses to every poor family and regularise houses on government lands. Responding to the complaints on ration cards and pensions, Sharmila said that the YSR Congress would address all those problems after coming to power. She promised Rs 700 pension to the aged and Rs 1000 for the disabled by Jagan's government. She said that the present government, which was brought to power by Dr Rajasekhar Reddy had diluted the welfare schemes. She reiterated that the present government has no right to continue in power as it had gone against the election promises made in 2004 and 2009. She appealed to the people to teach a fitting lesson to both the ruling Congress and the Opposition Telugu Desam, which turned anti-people. She alleged that the Congress government was following the policies of the TD government by increasing prices, imposing taxes and withdrawing welfare schemes. The two parties have understanding over the programmes and policies, she said and reiterated that the TD was supporting the Congress government only because of this understanding.