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Jaganmohan Reddy promises free power to poor if consumption is below 200 units

Says YSRC will lower pensionable age to 45 years for SC, ST and BCs if party comes to power.

Published: 21st November 2017 04:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2017 09:30 AM   |  A+A-

YSR Congress president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy undertaking Praja Sankalpa Yatra in Kurnool district on Monday | Express

By Express News Service

KURNOOL: YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy has promised to provide free power supply to the poor people who consume 200 units per month. He also promised to build houses to the homeless poor free cost if the YSRC comes to power in the next elections.  

Addressing a women’s meeting at Hussainapuram village in Banaganapalle on Monday, Jagan said: “If our government is formed, we will make systems that would enable grant of pensions and ration cards at the village secretariat itself and tap connections will be settled within 72 hours after receiving the grievance.” Jagan also promised self-help group women to close their loans.

He said he would lower the pensionable age to 45 years for SC, ST and BCs. He promised to increase the pension to `2,000 per month. Turning to college-going youth, he said he would provide liberal scholarships, including pocket money. He promised `20,000 towards mess charges.
The Opposition Leader said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu promised to build houses to the homeless poor. But not even a single house has been built during the three-and-half years of the TDP regime, he said.

Jagan listed out ‘failures’ of the Chief Minister like like failing to provide jobs to the youth, waiver of loans of farmers and  DWCRA women, fee reimbursement to students and closure of belt shops. He dared Naidu to show at least one promise that he had fulfilled in Kurnool district.

YSRC holds women’s meet sans police permission

Kurnool: Mahila Sadassu organised by the YSRC at Hussainapuram village in the district on Monday, evoked a good response as hundreds of women participated in it despite police restrictions. Banaganapalle YSRCP in-charge and former MLA Katasani Rami Reddy applied for police permission on Sunday for the conduct of women’s meeting. But Banaganapalle police did not give permission for it.

Despite lack of permission, the YSRC conducted the women’s, in which Opposition Leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy and MLA RK Roja participated. The YSRC chief flayed the Telugu Desam government for denying permission for Mahila Sadassu. District SP Gopinath Jatti told TNIE that any public meeting should be held only after getting prior permission from police. Despite denial of permission, the YSRC held the meeting. The police will look into the matter. However, no case has been registered against anyone, the SP said.

Women have become distressed after Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu went back on his promise of the total waiver of loans of self-help groups and made them defaulters, depriving them of further credit. The meagre amount he had given was insufficient for the interest component of loans itself
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, YSRC chief

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