Amaravati: The YSR Congress president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy accused the TDP government in Andhra Pradesh of maintaining double standards and the ruling party leaders should be questioned in public for going back on election promises.
Speaking at a public meeting in Nandyal as part of the election campaign on Saturday, he said, “TDP president and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu did not fulfill a single election promise.” He further alleged that the government failed to fulfill those promises that were made for the betterment of Nandyal constituency at least and hit out at the Minister for seeking votes for the by-polls without any audacity.
He alleged that Chief Minister had promised to develop the district by building an airport, Urdu University, a smart city besides a mining school, Food Park, cement factories and industrial parks. However, it has been three years since and noting has come up so far, he said. “It is time for the voters of this constituency to teach such people a fitting lesson by rejecting them in the election and show the power of ballot,” he said.
The battle for Nandyal should become a forerunner for a change in the political system in the State, which allows people to question those leaders who go back on their promises, he stated.
Chandrababu Naidu has cheated all sections of people as he failed to waive loans completely of farmers and women groups. He did not provide jobs as announced nor did he give unemployment stipend. He also went back on his promise of building houses to the poor, Jagan said. “Not a single leader visited this place as TDP did not fare well in the 2014 elections. Now as the by-election is being held, the ruling party leaders are camping in town making it a hub of activity leaving the administration to winds”, he blamed.
As the by-poll became inevitable, government started issuing a spate of GOs aimed at funds flow to Nandyal and more leaders will be coming to the constituency with bags full of money as the election date draws to a close, Jagan observed.