‘Naidu relies on alliance to win, not good work,’ says Jagan Mohan Reddy, taking potshots at Opposition

Jagan was addressing a huge public meeting at Nizampatnam in Bapatla district after transferring ₹123.52 crore as subsidy to 1.23 lakh fishermen.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published May 16, 2023 | 6:26 PMUpdatedMay 16, 2023 | 6:26 PM

Jagan Mohan recently transferred ₹123.52 crore as subsidy to 1.23 lakh fishermen as part of the YSR Matsyakara Bharosa scheme. (Twitter)

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday, 16 May, took potshots at TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena president Pawan Kalyan, saying they had no faith in the people and resorted to opportunistic alliances to win elections.

“I am banking on the good that I have done for the people, their blessings and God’s,” Jagan said.

“But Naidu and his ‘adopted son’ Pawan Kalyan are hopelessly dependent on alliances. Pawan, during the interregnum between one film and the other, comes to Andhra and parrots out the script handed to him by Chandrababu Naidu,” the chief minister contended.

Matsyakara Bharosa scheme

Jagan was addressing a huge public meeting at Nizampatnam in Bapatla district after transferring ₹123.52 crore as subsidy to 1.23 lakh fishermen (Matsyakara Bharosa) to help them tide over the no-fishing period (15 April to 14 June 2023) to facilitate the regeneration of fish in the sea.

He also transferred ₹108 crore to 23,458 families affected by the laying of the ONGC pipeline in Kakinada and Konaseema districts.

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Taking a dig at Naidu

He questioned Naidu whether he had the guts to contest in all the 175 seats in the state without going in for an alliance with anyone.

“Naidu always claims that he was a kingmaker in his heydays and that he had decided who should be the president and prime minister of the country in the past, but does not have the courage to go it alone in the elections,” charged Jagan Mohan.

He added that it was because of his inefficiency that the TDP is languishing on a ventilator.

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Pawan Kalyan, Naidu’s yes-man: Jagan

Jagan Mohan stated the same was the case with Pawan Kalyan who had lost the two seats he had contested — Gajuwaka and Bhimavaram — in the 2019 elections.

“It has been 10 years since Pawan Kalyan founded his party, but is not in a position to field his candidates in all the 175 seats,” noted the chief minister.

He added that it was surprising that Pawan Kalyan should say that he does not want the position of chief minister. “All these people are coming together like dacoits to pillage Andhra Pradesh,” he charged.

Jagan Mohan said that Pawan Kalyan has become a yes-man before Naidu. If Naidu asks him to join hands with the BJP, he will. Naidu decides who Kalyan should be with and who he should divorce. He would be too willing to divorce the BJP if Naidu asks him, Jagan Mohan said.

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‘Can’t recollect one good scheme’

The chief minister said that Naidu thinks of SCs, STs, BCs, and minorities only on the eve of elections.

Though Naidu was chief minister for 14 years, he had done nothing for the people, said Jagan Mohan. “We cannot recollect one good scheme that Naidu had implemented for the benefit of the people,” he added.

The chief minister said that Naidu is in the habit of living in Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad when out of power and in Amaravati when he is in power.

“He used to plunder Andhra and take the loot to Hyderabad,” Jagan Mohan alleged, adding that he himself has been living in Andhra and is even constructing a house in Tadepalli.