Sounding the poll bugle from the coastal city Kakinada, YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy today said that the time of reckoning has come for all sections of the people to teach the Chandrababu Naidu 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 a day after the election notification was announced, the Leader of Opposition launching his party’s poll campaign in Andhra Pradesh, 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 of the Chandrababu Naidu government for the past five years.
He pointed out that 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 and stepping back on all the poll promises from loan waiver to farmers and women groups to closure of belt shops stand 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.
Reddy asserted that the elections are not between two political parties but it is a fight between credibility and opportunism, it is a fight between democracy and anarchy. He asked people to 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 added.