Jagan wants Yuva Sena dissolved
Merge it either with YC or any other Congress body, fans told
Narendrapuram (East Godavari Dt.):
Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, son of Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, has appealed to his fans to dissolve the ‘Jagan Yuva Sena’ and merge it with either the Youth Congress or any other Congress wing.
Addressing NSUI workers at Narendrapuram junction en route Kakinada, which is about 30 km from Rajahmundry, he said that a few of his friends launched the the ‘Yuva Sena’ without his knowledge. He felt it was unnecessary to continue the Sena and said it was high time the outfit was scrapped.
Mr. Reddy participated in a road show in Boorugupudi Assembly constituency where he unveiled the statue of his grandfather, Y.S. Raja Reddy.
He also inaugurated a blood donation camp, unveiled the statue of Rajiv Gandhi at Narendrapuram and addressed a largely attended meeting organised by the Youth Congress in Rajahmundry.
Local legislator Chitturi Ravindra swooned during the road show here. He, however, was resuscitated after first aid. A photographer of a Telugu daily fractured his hand when a policeman prevented him from getting on to the dais. He was shifted to a private hospital.
MLC Pulla Padmavati and her husband Pulla Bhaskar, president of Warangal city Congress, felicitated Mr. Jaganmohan with pearls.
Trenchant critic of Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Amalapuram Congress MP, G.V. Harsha Kumar, travelled in the same aircraft along with Mr. Jaganmohan to Rajahmundry. However, Mr. Kumar emerged out of the airport only after the cavalcade left. Minister Gollapalli Surya Rao, however, greeted Mr. Jaganmohan near the runway.
YSR to visit Mahabubnagar today
The district headquarters town of Mahabubnagar wore a festive look with Congress flags and huge welcome arches arranged in connection with Chief Minister Y.S. Rajashekara Reddy’s visit to the town on Sunday.
The Chief Minister will lay foundation stones and inaugurate many developmental activities costing over Rs. 100 crore within a span of four-and-half hours including Palamoor University, according to district Collector V. Usharani.
Briefing mediapersons about the Chief Minister’s programme here on Saturday, she informed that the Chief Minister will also interact with the university students, members of self-help groups and members of the municipal council.
Dr. Reddy will address a public meeting at Boys Junior College ground in the afternoon and also inaugurate a job mela. About 3,000 unemployed youth will be absorbed by 15 private companies she said.
The Collector further informed that the Chief Minister will distribute loans to the tune of Rs. 70 crore. She also informed that the district was in the race for ‘Sarvotham’ award which would be presented by the Centre.
YSR asks MLAs to get into poll mode
Congress legislators calling on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy henceforth will have to do proper homework before submitting representations.
In view of the coming elections, Dr. Reddy has decided not to entertain fresh representations with regard to any development schemes in districts. Armed with survey reports and performance of respective legislators, he is asking them to stop making rounds to his office with petitions. Only letters needing urgent attention would be entertained. With close to 40 Congress legislators visiting the CMO everyday, he asked them to switch to election mode.
YSR tour is not to prove strength, says Kasu
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s tour of four Assembly constituencies is in no way a reply to the ‘Yuva Garjana’ nor a programme organised in competition with the TDP, Minister for Civil Supplies Kasu Venkata Krishna Reddy has said.
At a press conference here on Saturday, he took objection to the publicity being given to Dr. Reddy’s proposed trip as one to counter the ‘Yuva Garjana’, “but let me clarify that Congress has the capacity to organise a similar programme by mobilising 10 times more number of people in the same district. We are just reaching people in four constituencies in one district and how can parallels be drawn with garjana,” he questioned reporters.
The Congress Government had been giving rice at Rs.2 a kg. as promised before polls and was constructing 2 crore houses at an expenditure of Rs.9,000 crore and this roadshow of the Chief Minister from Rentachintala to Sattenapalle was only to hear the voice of people of Palnadu, where large-scale migrations had come down, the Minister said.
Satisfaction levels of people of Palnadu on the specific schemes like housing, pensions, and subsidised rice scheme would be gauged through this mass contact programme in the form of a roadshow, Mr. Krishna Reddy said.
YSR a real hero: MLA
Kankipadu MLA Devineni Rajasekhar said that “ten times the number of people” who attended the TDP’s Yuva Garjana would attending a meeting if Congress organised one here for their “real hero – Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.”
Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Mr. Rajasekhar said that he was actively involved in organising two huge meetings – the TDP’s Mahanadu, which was attended by several national leaders, and the NTR TDP’s Simha Garjana, which brought the city to a grinding halt. The MLA said that a meeting by the Congress would lead to both Krishna and Guntur districts coming to a grinding halt and there was no need for any cinema actors to do the crowd-pulling. He said TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu had spoken about his own fate from the dais of the meeting. Instead of the Congress it would be the TDP that would be subjected to “immersion,” he said.
Mr. Rajasekhar warned TDP leaders against making baseless allegations against NTR’s daughter Daggubati Purandhareswari. He pointed out that it was the Congress that invited her to be a Minister, but she never asked for any post.