YSR exudes confidence
NARSAPUR (West Godavari dt):
Playing down the likely impact of the TDP-TRS-Left alliance and the Praja Rajyam in the general elections, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy claimed that the Congress would win nothing less than 33 out of the 42 Lok Sabha and more than 240 Assembly seats in the general elections.
Dr. Reddy, who took some time off his busy road show in West Godavari district to informally speak to reporters from Hyderabad on Saturday, predicted a rout for the Opposition parties. “In the last one year, the Congress party’s prospects have improved vastly. People are satisfied with our performance. The welfare and developmental works are visible to them,” he added.
Chief Minister targets actor-politicians
YSR makes light of political tie-ups, says ‘people’ are the alliance of Congress
MOGALTURU (West Godavari dt):
On a day when the ‘grand alliance’ was firmed up in the State capital, Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy chose Praja Rajyam president K. Chiranjeevi’s home town in this agriculture rich district to launch a vitriolic attack on the Opposition parties, including that of the film actor.
On his maiden visit here on Saturday as part of road shows in Narsapur, Palacole and Achanta Assembly constituencies, Dr. Reddy said of Mr. Chiranjeevi: “A person who failed to donate a single rupee for the degree college in his native town is now promising to take the responsibility of the well-being of the people.”
Turning his ire on TDP leader N. Balakrishna, who vowed to get the promises of his brother-in-law and TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu implemented at any cost, the Chief Minister said: “We now have a new actor, who is trying to woo the voters with the promise that he would make Mr. Naidu the Chief Minister and own full responsibility to fulfil the promises.”
He ticked off the ‘grand alliance’ comprising the TDP, TRS and the Left parties and mega alliance of Mr. Chiranjeevi stating that the Congress had people as its alliance, who would back the party.
Women follow YSR
Dr. Reddy’s road show was marked by women showering petals on him, performing haratis and running after his convoy to shake hands with him. Interestingly, TDP MLA from Narsapur Kothapalli Subbarayudu was present throughout the road show in Narsapur constituency represented by him. Chief Minister’s tour enthused the Congress cadres in the three segments presently represented by the TDP.
Congress belongs to ‘Prajakutami’: YSR
Chief Minister unveils the statue of Jyothi Rao Phule
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has said that the Congress belongs to ‘Prajakutami’.
Speaking after inaugurating a shopping complex constructed at a cost of Rs.1.50 crores at Narsapur town in West Godavari district on Saturday, Dr. Reddy lashed out at the ‘Mahakutami’, comprising the TDP, the CPI, the CPI (M) and the TRS, saying it had no other programme but to criticise the government to gain political mileage.
He said that only the Congress Government would be able to provide a “stable and clean” administration and cited as examples the welfare and developmental programmes his government had launched in the last four and half years, which benefited every section in society, including farmers, weavers and weaker sections.
At Mogaltur, he said that the government would take over the private cooperative degree college for development. He also unveiled the statue of Jyothi Rao Phule.
Maganti Venkateswara Rao, who kept himself away from party affairs after his unceremonious exit from the Cabinet recently, participated in the Chief Minister’s roadshows at Vempalli.
Eluru Member of Parliament K. Sambhasiva Rao, former Ministers – Kanumuri Bapiraju and Indukuri Rama Krishnam Raju – Bhimavaram MLA Grandhi Srinivas, Undi legislator P. Sarraju, Narsapur Telugu Desam MLA K. Subba Rao and others followed the Chief Minister.
Earlier, Dr. Reddy addressed a number of roadshows at Kalipatnam, Kothapeta, Mutyalapalli, Modi, Mogalturu, and Perupalem. West Godavari district Collector G. Jaya Lakshmi, DIG, Eluru range, Gupta and other district officials also followed the Chief Minister.