Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh): Sounding the poll bugle from the coastal city, YSR Congress Party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the time of reckoning has come for all sections of the people to teach the Chandrababu Naidu-led government a fitting lesson in the April 11 elections and asked them to vote for change to usher in welfare and development in equal measure.
Addressing a massive public meeting here a day after the election notification was announced, the leader of the Opposition said, “I could feel the pain every time you were injured during your journey with me in the Opposition for the past nine years and I know how all sections of the society have faced the discrimination by the Chandrababu’s government for the last five years.”
YS Jagan lambasted the TDP government and the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu by denouncing the lies and failure of the latter’s poll promises made in 2014 elections. “The incessant bundle of lies showered by Chandrababu Naidu to create an illusionary hype with the help of his friendly media, the fake surveys, bogus promises, cyber crime from data theft, to criminal intent of being involved in cash for vote scam besides rampant corruption as a testimony to the nature of the TDP leadership,” he said and appealed to the people to elect a leader who stands for values and credibility. The elections are not between the two political parties but it is a fight between credibility and opportunism, it is a fight between democracy and anarchy. The people should decide with all their wisdom and vote for the credible person. ‘We have seen Chandrababu Naidu shifting his stand on all issues but for the nepotism and corruption, and I assure you that Navaratnas will be implemented and the time has come for a change, a change for betterment and prosperity,’ he said.
Chandrababu has been using police force to gather information about who is voting for whom to enable the names to disappear from the data base through the fraudulent ‘Sevamitra’ app developed by his close associate, he alleged. The election notification is a death knell to TDP as he failed his core promises of providing jobs and stipend and one week before elections, he gives many sops to his benamis as a parting gift and announcing schemes which go beyond his term. All the five years, he was busy making merry and money and at the fag-end he comes up with announcements which he cannot fulfil as we have seen what he has done in 2014 elections. He called upon the party cadre to ensure that the names of Party sympathisers are included in voters’ list and ensure that they come and vote on April 11 to flush out TDP.