Hyderabad: The Congress party on Tuesday reiterated its demand that the Telangana government should establish a world class memorial for former Chief Minister late YS Rajashekhara Reddy.
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy, in a media statement, said he had requested the State government on July 2 this year to set up a YSR Memorial in Hyderabad. However, the State government had not taken any step in this regard in the last six months, he added.
“The regime of YSR from 2004-2009 was a golden era for the then undivided Andhra Pradesh and people from all regions, especially Telangana, benefitted from his schemes. Several revolutionary schemes such as fee reimbursement, 4 per cent reservation for Muslims, and Aarogyasri, among others, helped crores of poor people and the beneficiaries still thank late YSR for the initiative,” he said.
“Since Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao himself has admitted on several occasions that the YSR regime was pro-poor, he should have taken the initiative of setting a memorial as a tribute to the former Chief Minister,” he added.
Reddy said he would soon meet Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and request him to pursue the matter with the Telangana government.