Can Chandrababu Naidu stop any scheme I implemented: Jagan Mohan Reddy

Jagan claimed that TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu is making promises about schemes that are impossible to implement.


Published Apr 29, 2024 | 12:32 PMUpdatedApr 29, 2024 | 12:32 PM

YS Jagan during campaigning

YSRCP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday, 28 April, challenged TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu to try and stop any single scheme he has implemented over the past five years.

The YSRCP chief issued this challenge at Venkatagiri in Tirupati district during a public meeting on the first day of his four-day election campaign tour across the state.

“Contrary to Chandrababu’s failed promises, we have implemented welfare schemes like YSR Cheyutha, Asara, Jagananna Chedodu, financial assistance to farmers, Jagananna Thodu, Kapu Nestam, and EBC Nestham in a transparent manner to uplift people,” he said while daring Naidu to try and stop any of the schemes.

Reddy questioned Naidu if he would suspend the government volunteer system in case the NDA alliance came to power.

Though Naidu had worked as the CM for 14 long years, Reddy alleged that the former CM is duplicating his welfare schemes and amplifying them to sway voters.

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‘Naidu’s promises impossible to implement’

Earlier at Tadipatri in Anantapur district, Reddy claimed that TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu is making promises about schemes that are impossible to implement.

He was referring to the proposed schemes of the TDP, including providing free bus travel for women, three free cooking gas cylinders to every household per year, ₹15,000 to every school-going child per annum, and ₹20,000 annual financial assistance to every farmer.

“Chandrababu Naidu is coming back with his lies and fake promises. We (YSRCP) have fulfilled the manifesto promises by treating it as a holy book. It will be etched in history that your child (Jagan) has pressed the DBT button 130 times, disbursing over ₹2.70 lakh crore directly into the accounts of beneficiaries,” said Reddy.

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‘Elections to continue welfare schemes’

The chief minister underscored that the forthcoming elections to the 175 State Assembly seats and the 25 Lok Sabha seats, being held simultaneously on 13 May, are not just to elect MPs and MLAs but to continue welfare schemes that will change the lives of the poor in the next five years.

According to Reddy, all the existing schemes will continue if YSRCP is voted back to power and warned that they will get discontinued if TDP, a constituent of the NDA, captures power.

Reddy said that over 2.31 lakh government jobs were provided during the YSRCP government.

He also noted that doorstep delivery of services were offered with the help of volunteers and secretariat systems.

Further, he highlighted various measures implemented during his tenure such as renovating government schools, village clinics, doorstep delivery of health services and financial assistance “without corruption”.

He also listed out several other schemes that were introduced in the past five years.

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