YSR Congress Party honorary president YS Vijayamma on Sunday called upon the people of Andhra Pradesh to support YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in the same way that they stood by late Dr YS Rajasekhar Reddy and Sharmila in the past.
Speaking to reporters here, Vijayamma said the ‘Praja Sankalpa Yatra’ to be launched by YS Jagan on Monday is as historic as YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s Padayatra which had changed the lives of people of Andhra Pradesh. “I appeal to each and every person in the state to support my son in the same way as you would support your son, grandson or brother. He is going to meet all of you and will strive to find solutions to all your problems,” she said.
Recalling the historic Padayatra taken out by the late Dr YS Rajasekhar Reddy, Vijayamma urged the people to give YS Jagan a chance to serve them to improve their lot. “Dr YSR became chief minister after the Padayatra and he took several decisions that impacted the lives of people. He signed the first file to give free power to farmers and introduced low interest loans to women entrepreneurs among several welfare schemes,” she said and assured that her son would revive all those programmes after becoming chief minister in 2019 elections.
Vijayamma said that through his extensive interaction with the common masses during the course of his Padayatra, Dr. YSR could get a first-hand understanding of many of the problems being faced by people drawn from various segments of society. Accordingly, he worked tirelessly to address people’s problems after he became the Chief Minister of the state, she said.