Chevella: YSR Congress honourary president Y.S. Vijayamma reiterated on Saturday that the YSR family will never go back on its promise of bringing the welfare state back to people.
“YSR family stands by its word of bringing back the welfare state for you. After coming to power under the leadership of Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, YSR Congress Party will reintroduce all the welfares schemes once implemented by YSR to usher in the welfare state again,” she told people at a Rachchabanda programme at Chevella as part of her 1-day tour of the RR district.
Vijayamma’s spirited response follows her listening to the multiplicity of problems narrated by the locals earlier. The interaction programme, attended by the locals including women, the aged, daily labourers and students, witnessed the echo of plethora of complaints on lack of drinking water facilities, inflated power bills, non-arrival of pensions and the absence of Arogya Sri scheme.
The locals told her that they were not happy with the Re.1 a kg rice scheme as the prices of vegetables have gone up multifold. “The hiked rates of vegetables are only adding to our power bills burden,” the locals told her.
Farmers who met Vijayamma complained that they were not given ration cards, but were getting inflated power bills.
Vijayamma specially listened to the woes of a poor girl whose parents have reportedly committed suicide because of harassment by a person.
“I have lodged complaint with the police but nothing happened,” the girl revealed to her, accompanied by her little brother. When Vijayamma sought an explanation from a police officer who was present there, the officer promised her that they would speed up the investigation on the girl’s complaint.