No state in India can compete with Andhra Pradesh in terms of welfare: Jagan Mohan Reddy

Comparing the state with Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana, he said they all spend far lower amounts than Andhra Pradesh.

ByPTI

Published Apr 09, 2024 | 12:29 PM Updated Apr 09, 2024 | 12:29 PM

YS Jagan during his bus Yatra

YSRCP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday, 8 April,  said in Darsi that no state government in India can compete with the YSRCP government in terms of providing welfare to the poor.

The YSRCP chief made this observation during an interaction with welfare pension beneficiaries near Darsi in Prakasam district as part of his ‘Memanta Siddham’ (we are all ready) electioneering bus tour.

“There is no other state (government) in the country that can compete with the YSRCP government in terms of providing welfare measures to the poor,” Reddy asserted.

According to the chief minister, the state has been providing pensions to 66 lakh beneficiaries by “spending ₹2,000 crore per month”, without corruption or discrimination.

Comparing the state with Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana, he said they all spend far lower amounts than Andhra Pradesh.

He said the previous TDP government used to disburse pensions only to 39 lakh beneficiaries at the rate of ₹1,000 per month and only two months prior to the 2019 polls, it raised the pension to ₹2,000.

Reddy alleged that TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu had worked as the chief minister for 14 long years but never thought about people.

The chief minister passed through Chintalacheruvu, Vinukonda, Vittamrajupalli and Savalyapuram on the 11th day of his election canvassing tour, and is scheduled to halt for the night at Gantavaripalem.

Reddy has embarked on a 21-day election campaign bus tour from Idupulupaya in the Kadapa district to Icchapuram in the Srikakulam district.

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