YSR achieves a milestone
Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Sunday achieved a milestone by becoming the longest serving Congress party Chief Minister in the State for a single term, by completing four years, seven months and seven days.
He surpassed the record of Jalagam Vengal Rao, who held office for four years, six months and 23 days. Veteran Kasu Bramhananda Reddi was the Chief Minister for seven years, six months and 22 days but in two terms. His single term stint was four years, four months and 23 days.
Dr. Reddy took the oath on May 14, 2004 and achieved the rare distinction in the party that is known to change its leaders at the slightest provocation, a group of elected representatives who met him on Sunday remarked.
Responding to their observation, the Chief Minister attributed this success to his ‘beloved’ mother Jayamma. According to a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office, he observed that there was no greater satisfaction in initiating programmes for well being of people than get elated over records. He said several party stalwarts in the State had left indelible mark on people by their commitment for their welfare.
BC leaders call on Chief Minister
Leaders belonging to Backward Classes organisations called on the Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Sunday and urged him to pursue the issue of providing 33 per cent quota for the BCs in legislature. Led by AP BC Welfare Association R. Krishnaiah, the delegation appealed to the Chief Minister to visit New Delhi and pressure the Union Government to introduce a bill in the Parliament to provide quota for the BCs in State Legislature.
YSR’s four-day Kadapa tour from today
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy will tour Kadapa district for four days from December 22.
He will inaugurate Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya at Chakrayapet and lay foundation for K. Yerragudi drinking water scheme, works at Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy temple, tahsildar, MPDO office, ITI buildings, Mahila Sakthi Bhavan, agriculture office building, veterinary hospital and an electrical sub-station at Nagulaguttapalle.
Dr. Reddy will unveil a pylon for development activities in Veligallu Relief and Rehabilitation Colony.Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy’s programme on December 23 has been reserved. He will inaugurate a police station at IIIT campus at Rajiv Knowledge Valley on December 24 and lay foundation for peahen conservation and breeding centre there.
He will participate in several programmes at Jammalamadugu and Peddamudiyam and would address a public meeting at Peddamudiyam on December 24.
He will offer Christmas prayers at the CSI Church at Pulivendula on December 25. Later he will participate in some programmes in Pulivendula town and Vempalle. He will leave for Hyderabad on December 26.
YSR Foundation keeps its promise
The Dr. YSR foundation has kept its promise by distributing two separate cheques worth Rs.7 lakhs to Indiramma housing beneficiaries and Rs.2 lakhs to physically challenged persons.
Recently the president of foundation Y.S. Jaganmohana Reddy, son of Chief Minister toured East Godavari district.
During that time when he stopped at Narendrapuram in Rajanagaram mandal he came to know about incomplete houses under Indiramma housing scheme, for which beneficiaries have to pay Rs.10,000 margin money to each house.
He assured on the spot that he would send cheque of Rs.7 lakhs towards margin money within a month. Keeping his promise Y.S. Jagan sent a cheque to the Collector and it was handed over to beneficiaries through Minister for Excise J. Rammohana Rao on Sunday. Minister Rammohana Rao gave the cheque to Rajanagaram mandal president Vemagiri Ramanamma , on the occasion of Jagan’s birthday.
In the same way another cheque of Rs.2 lakhs was presented to physically challenged K.V. Education society through Congress Floor leader Polu Vijayalakshmi by Minister Rammohana Rao . Sneha Youth organisation arranged this meeting.
Congress leaders D. Chandrasekhara Reddy, Housing E.E. T.V. Seshaiah, D.E. Srinivasa Rao and others participated.