Rewriting the grammar of Andhra Pradesh polity and setting out a narrative of peoples’ agenda, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that his task would be to implement the assurances, including Navaratnas, and balance welfare with development and results would be tangible in the first year itself.
In a brief chat with media at his Tadepalli residence, last evening, the would-be chief minister said that the swearing in ceremony would be held in Vijayawada on May 30 and the resounding victory has increased his responsibility and assured that he would live up to the expectations of the people.
‘This is a new chapter in the annals of Andhra Pradesh which has scripted history by recording a stupendous victory sweeping the polls by winning 85 % of the assembly seats and a record number of parliament seats and I reiterate that I will live up to expectations. Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy has won the state in 2004 and repeated it with an improved performance in 2009 and I expect that the history to repeat.
‘During the padayatra I had seen the plight of people, heard the woes and I assured them that I am with you and will keep up the promise and work in the best interest of the state and the people with good and credible governance. The mandate has shown what would happen to the people who lost credibility.’
The decisive mandate with a resurgent resolve to bring in change has pitch- forked YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to the pinnacle of Andhra Pradesh affairs rejecting TDP which leaves behind a term littered with scams, shams and unethical practices as the dawn of hope has broken from the northeastern Ichchapuram blowing the winds of change along the coastline southwards and into the Rayalaseema sweeping the state in a landslide.
The mandate had blown away TDP even before it could feel the breeze as people had voted for the fan symbol in large numbers. Jagan has won 151 seats of total 175 seats, leaving 23 for TDP. Except three members of Chandrababu Naidu cabinet, all ministers were defeated. In four out of 13 districts, TDP unable to open account.