Visakhapatnam: YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy has cautioned the voters against the allurements resorted to by the TDP on the eve of elections and spread the message that people be patient for just three days to vote for the new YSRC government to rid the State of all ills faced by it.
Addressing a mammoth public meeting in the industrial belt of Gajuwaka here on Sunday evening, he alleged that Naidu, who is known for foul play, would finally try to buy votes at Rs.3,000 for each vote and people should be wary of it and wait for just three more days. He asked them to compare the development of the place during the YS Rajasekhara Reddy regime and the present Chandrababu Naidu rule. “The late YSR took steps to release the necessary funds for the development of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, merged the BHPV into BHEL and brought the ailing Hindustan Shipyard under the Defence Ministry, and started the NTPC, Pharma City and other projects here.
But, Chandrababu Naidu who came to power with slogan ‘Vote Babu to power to get job’ has failed to address the unemployment problem. On the other hand, several thousands of contract workers lost their jobs,” he pointed out.
Jagan said the first thing the YSRCP would do after coming to power is to immediately fill the 2.3 lakh vacancies in the State government departments. It would be followed by job notifications on January 1 every year. Also, 50 per cent of the government contracts would be provided to SC, ST, BC and minorities, he said. He also lamented that the TDP government did not bother to set up even a single government polytechnic or degree collage in Gajuwaka.
Earlier in the morning, addressing a meeting in the jaggery town of Anakapalle, Jagan said that Chandrababu Naidu had ruined the cooperative sector. The Visakha Dairy had become a family property and both Visakha Dairy and Heritage Dairy were exploiting farmers. All dairies in the State including in Chittoor were closed down. And the jaggery for Chandranna Kakuka scheme was brought from Maharashtra but not procured locally though available in plenty, and the farmer was not getting minimum price, he said.