YSR Congress promises ‘golden era’ in Telugu states

April 14, 2014 - 6:56:29 am

Hyderabad: Promising to bring back the ‘golden era’ of late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in both Seemandhra and Telangana, the YSR Congress yesterday released its separate election manifestos for the two states.

The party promised that if voted to power, it would launch a new scheme called “Aamma Badi’ under which Rs500 for every school-going child will be credited directly in the mother’s bank account.

The party also promised Rs100 subsidy on cooking gas, provision of 150 units of power supply for Rs100, construction of 5 million houses for poor, two lakh jobs for women in rural areas, Rs200bn calamity relief fund for farmers and waiver of Rs2000 bn loans of self-help groups.

The manifestos focused on both welfare and development. YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said the party would bring back the ‘Golden Era’ of his late father. He claimed that YSR led the state on the path of development and prosperity and implemented several pro-poor schemes. He vowed to continue those schemes.

Jagan said Arogyasree, the free healthcare scheme for poor, would be extended to a super speciality hospital in every district in Seemandhra. He said this would compensate the loss of Hyderabad for the region.

For those who undergo surgeries under Arogyasree, Rs3,000 per month will be given till they return to work. The party also promised to build a new state capital for Seemandhra on par with Hyderabad. Jagan said if the party was voted to power, it would make both the states power surplus by 2019.

An eight-lane corridor from Srikakulam to Bangalore and Chennai, food processing, storage and packaging facilities in every district, petro university in Visakhapatnam, employment opportunities in petroleum sector, steel plant in YSR Kadapa district, metro rail in Visakhapatnam, development of existing airports are among the other promises made by the party.